Police in Oyo decry increase in the use of unlicensed firearms

By Simdi Gloria:-

The Police Command in Oyo State has decried the rate at which unlicensed firearms are being used by some people in the state.

The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ibadan.

Fadeyi noted the executive order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 22, 2019, against the use of unlicensed firearms.

He added that the violation has been viewed with grave concern by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Nwachukwu Enwonwu.

“The CP wishes to urge the people of Oyo State not to hesitate to assist the police in bringing such elements to book by given timely and accurate information about any unauthorized person(s) or group of persons found in possession of firearms.

“The CP wishes to state emphatically that the buck of this load of correction and restoration of sanity lies in the hands of parents, stakeholders, religious leaders, leaders of thought, and all in positions of influence.

“He, therefore, enjoined that all hands must be on deck towards educating the youths and wards alike to shun such dastardly act, gradually turning the state in the opposite direction of peace and progress,” Fadeyi said.

He also quoted the commissioner saying that measures had been put in place to ensure that the menace of ‘jungle justice’ was nipped in the bud and lives and property protected.

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