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Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by valentineuwakwe(m): 6:34am On Feb 15
Following the plan by South-West governors to apply to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for the personnel of the Western Nigeria Security Network, popularly known as Operation Amotekun, to carry arms, the police authorities have given conditions for them to be issued the licence.

The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said the request would be assessed within the confines of the law.

He noted that there cannot be gun licence issuance to any security outfit or state apparatus without conforming with the contents and provisions of the Firearms Act.

The Ondo State Attorney General, Kola Olawoye, had told The PUNCH on Sunday that each state would apply to the IGP for a gun licence for Amotekun corps.

But in his response to an enquiry by one of our correspondents on the request for gun licence for the corps on Friday, the Force PRO said any request not compatible with the law would be turned down.

Mba stressed that the police did not have the discretion of issuing gun licence because the licensing is governed by law and it works with the provisions of the Firearms Act.

He said, “There is a law in this country; the Firearms Act, which regulates gun usage, ownership and licensing. It is a federal legislation and every request must be in line with the provision and contents of that act. It is not at the discretion of the Inspector-General of Police; it is the provision of the law. So it is simple.

“So, whatever you want in this regard, if it is not compatible with that law, that request would be turned down. The request will be assessed within the confines of that law.

“I have not seen their (states) request, and speaking generally, not about Amotekun now, but all I know is that every request for licence, irrespective of where it is coming from, will be assessed strictly on its merit.

“By merit, I mean it will be assessed strictly in line with the provisions of the Firearms Act. No license will be issued or any request ascertained outside the context and provisions of the law. We are a country guided by law and we will work with the provisions of the Firearms Act.”

Notably, licensing is under Part II of the Firearms Act, Chapter 146, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1990. Of the seven sections under it, Sections 3 and 4, read, “No person shall have in his possession or under his control any firearm of one of the categories specified in Part I of the Schedule hereto (hereinafter referred to as a prohibited firearm) except in accordance with a licence granted by the President acting in his discretion.

“No person shall have in his possession or under his firearms control any firearm of one of the categories specified in Part II of the Schedule to this Act (hereinafter referred to as a personal firearm) except in accordance with a licence granted in respect thereof by the Inspector-General of Police, which licences shall be granted or refused in accordance with principles decided upon by the National Council of Ministers.”

Meanwhile, following increased killings and kidnappings in the South-West, the governors of the six states in the region launched Operation Amotekun on January 9, 2020 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to provide security for the people within the region.

They had at an earlier summit convened by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria in June 2019 agreed to set up the initiative, before it was eventually launched in January.

But, few days after the launch, which received commendations from many eminent persons across the country, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, described the initiative as illegal, adding that his office was not consulted before the governors launched the initiative.

The AGF’s position attracted severe criticisms, with many lawyers faulting the AGF for describing it as illegal. They, however, advised the governors to send a bill on the initiative to their respective state’s Houses of Assembly to give it legal backing.

The governors also threatened to approach the court if the Federal Government continued to oppose the initiative. But following a meeting the governors had with the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo; the AGF and the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, they resolved to come up with a framework that would provide backing to the regional security outfit.

https://punchng.com/ig-gives-swest-govs-conditions-for-amotekun-corps-to-bear-arms/

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by johnmartus(m): 6:39am On Feb 15
Who send MBA to make this remark.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by oz4real83(m): 6:42am On Feb 15
Fulanis are openly flaunting and killing with illegal arms while those that want to legally apply for license to bear arms to defend themselves are made to pass through hell to get permission. This is the country we find ourselves.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by chatinent(m): 7:11am On Feb 15
Okay.
Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by helinues: 7:14am On Feb 15
Amotekites

We just hope the officers won't abuse the opportunity given to them to secure life's and properties

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by goodnessme1(f): 7:23am On Feb 15
Dead Amotekun.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by yanabasee(m): 7:41am On Feb 15
helinues:
Amotekites

We just hope the officers won't abuse the opportunity given to them to secure life's and properties


We just hope you don't get shot when they are finally given the weapons to drive Fulanis away from their lands....



helinues:


Don't get yourself banned.. there is no need

For telling you to take your cows and graze them where you won't get shot by Amotekun?

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by helinues: 7:52am On Feb 15
yanabasee:



We just hope you don't get shot when they are finally given the weapons to drive Fulanis away from their lands....

Don't get yourself banned.. there is no need

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by MetaPhysical: 8:36am On Feb 15
I honestly think people just talk nonsense without use of discretion.

When IGP is addressing Northerners or Easterners he can remind them of the law and statutes of Firearms Act.

When he addresses Westerners on issues of law and statutory contracts we do not need a reminder, WE ARE THE LAW!

OP,
dont allow IGP to scare you with Firearms Act. We already identified the loophole in the Act, and we are exploiting the loophole to apply for license, period!

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by MetaPhysical: 8:39am On Feb 15
oz4real83:
Fulanis are openly flaunting and killing with illegal arms while those that want to legally apply for license to bear arms to defend themselves are made to pass through hell to get permission. This is the country we find ourselves.

fulani herdsmen is carrying weapons invented for WorldWar II. There are weapons already in market for WorldWar III and we are getting them. We will turn snipers loose on those that wish evil on Yorubaland.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Muyiwaipere(m): 8:43am On Feb 15
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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Kendumazy(m): 8:44am On Feb 15
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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Mikelarteta(m): 8:44am On Feb 15
Whatever!!!!Amotekun has come to stay.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by CDMHELPDESK007: 8:44am On Feb 15
If that is what they want, no problem

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Auxtin85(m): 8:44am On Feb 15
These guys are bent on frustrating this Amotekun

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Mazk: 8:45am On Feb 15
this amotekun will end up being relegated to just a local community vigilante.
I said it from the beginning that amotekun will be for egg and indomie thieves

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by abuhusna1: 8:45am On Feb 15
Must everyone carry gun. This is my third year in Ireland and I have never seen a gun.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by realstars: 8:45am On Feb 15
But it takes nothing for the fulani headsmen to carry assorted fire arms for their operation in the country, why the security outfit is so different?

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by shangodele974(m): 8:45am On Feb 15
I pity IGP relatives, either license or not. They will met us

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by MondayOsunbor(m): 8:46am On Feb 15
johnmartus:
Who send MBA to make this remark.

one question fulani herders that had right to carry AK47 WHO GAVE THEM License?

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Roadtoyesterday: 8:46am On Feb 15
The only issue I have with this AMOTEKUN saga is their salary structure, I heard they ain't even going to be paid the minimum wage... Someone claim they will start with 15k for secondary school holders...... Are the South West alright in thier senses.? ... Something like AMOTEKUN should be hot cake salary structure, in other to make sure the officers recruited stay away from bribery.....


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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Pavore9: 8:47am On Feb 15
Wetin concern Fulani herdsman with provisions of the Firearms Act. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by NigeriaBam: 8:47am On Feb 15
cry Amotekun has come to stay.
Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by solmus: 8:48am On Feb 15
cool



Thank God Fire Arms Act of 1990 is available for everyone to read freely online


.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by ultimatekint(m): 8:48am On Feb 15
abuhusna1:
Must everyone carry gun. This is my third year in Ireland and I have never seen a gun.
Define your everyone.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Mcckoy891: 8:48am On Feb 15
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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by shangodele974(m): 8:48am On Feb 15
MondayOsunbor:


one question fulani herders that had right to carry AK47 WHO GAVE THEM License?
all their riffles are licensed, since they're in govt
Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by ultimatekint(m): 8:49am On Feb 15
abuhusna1:
Must everyone carry gun. This is my third year in Ireland and I have never seen a gun.
Define your everyone.
This is Nigeria not Ireland.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Bluntguy: 8:49am On Feb 15
Las Las, even the Amotekun will end being a paper tiger with police regulating how it is going to function. Everything has finally become a mirage after all the noise. IPOB seems to be winning the race.

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by Mistaicey2288(m): 8:49am On Feb 15
Police dey craze! As if dem sabi use the guns well themselves... Is the police force itself not filled with trigger happy illiterate fools? Useless things... Mtcheeww

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Re: Police Give South-West Governors Conditions For Amotekun Corps To Bear Arms by mrkings84(m): 8:49am On Feb 15
Cool then

But who gave license to herdsmen??
Cos they flaunt it!!

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