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Illegal arms huge threat to Nigeria – FG

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), has said that the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons remained a huge threat to Nigeria’s security.

Represented by Aminu Lawal, Director Policy and Strategy, Office of the NSA, Monguno said the proliferation of SALW was a major source of vulnerability in the society.

Monguno said this during the destruction of over 3,000 small arms recovered from across the country by the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons.

The arms were destroyed at the Nigerian Army Command Engineering Depot on Thursday in Kaduna State.

The NSA noted that the failure of the global community to control the availability of illicit SALW had continued to undermine global peace and significantly hinder development especially in sub-Saharan Africa.