House of Representatives knocks Buhari’s order on gun licences

 

House of Representatives has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the Executive Order on the revocation of firearms certificates and licenses throughout the country in the interest of the citizens. 

The House noted that rather than revoke the licenses for legally acquired firearms, Buhari should sign into law the bill on the establishment of a National Commission against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons to curb the influx of illegal weapons into the country.

This followed the adoption of a motion   sponsored by Nnenna Elendu Ukeje. In her motion, she argued that the Executive Order is targeted at legal gun owners in the country, while there is no plan or policy by the government to mop up small arms and light weapons used for violent crimes across the country.