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The Influx Of Firearms Is The Reason Behind Too Many Violence – Abdulrahman Dambazau

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello DambazauAbdulrahman Dambazau, has blamed the increase of violence in the country on the influx of firearms as well as drug trafficking and abuse.

He said, “One of the issues that came up in the communiqué was the issue of the proliferation of small arms and drug trafficking and abuse.

“We also found out that these two issues are triggers to the violence taking place in this country.

“Without the fire arms and drugs, those who partake in violence would not have the courage to carry out the kind of violence taking place in this country.

“As a follow-up I called for this meeting so that we can examine and analyse (the situation) to see how best we can deal with the situation.”

“The situation is worsened by the insurgency in the North East because of the supply of weapons to the insurgents and terrorists there.

“Likewise the supply of weapon to the militants in the Niger Delta through exchange of stolen crude oil and supply by politicians to deal with their opponents.

“It is very necessary for us to secure our country and of course a more challenging aspect of that which facilitate the smuggling of weapons, is our porous borders and this is a major challenge to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigeria Custom Service in particular but to all law enforcement agencies.”

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