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Arms control: the center seeks collaboration between the army and the police

By Sumaila Ogbaje The National Center for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) has requested the collaboration of the armed forces and the police in its efforts to combat the flow of illicit arms into Nigeria.

The coordinator of NCCSALW, the retired major-general. Abba Dikko, made the roll call when he visited the Chief of the Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor at Defense and Services Headquarters (DHQ).

This is contained in a statement issued by the centre’s director of strategic communications and information, Group Captain Ewejide Akintunde, on Monday in Abuja.

Dikko said the NCCSALW was established on May 3, following a decree by President Mohammadu Buhari to serve as an institutional mechanism for policy guidance, research and monitoring of all aspects of small arms and light weapons. in Nigeria.

According to him, the center will promote political actions through networking and advocacy in close collaboration with government agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs), the security sector, institutions, development partners and international organizations.

The coordinator said that the center has since started to function and work diligently in carrying out the tasks assigned to it.

In response, Irabor said the establishment of the NCCSALW was long overdue given the current state of insecurity in the country.

He said research and experiences had shown that the state of insecurity in the country was attributable to the illicit proliferation of weapons.

The CDS congratulated the coordinator for the operationalization of the center, urging him not to relax his efforts to update the essential functions of the center.

According to him, ensuring a significant reduction in the flow of illicit arms is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders.

Irabor is committed to supporting the centre’s goal of eradicating illicit weapons in the country.

In a related development, the coordinator also visited the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and requested the service’s support in updating the mission of NCCSALW.

Dikko told the air chief that the center was working on setting up a structure that would morph into a national commission.

Amao commended the center for combating the proliferation of arms in the country and urged it to remain determined in carrying out its mission.

According to him, intelligence sharing is the key to updating the centre’s objectives.

Likewise, the coordinator of the NCCSALW visited the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Usman Alkali and requested the support of the police in the prevention and fight against illicit flows of arms in the country.

Dikko said the effective functioning of the NCCSALW would depend on the support and cooperation of the Nigerian police.

He added that all the activities of the center would depend mainly on the existing capacities, processes and procedures enshrined in the duties and responsibilities of the police.

In response, Alkali praised the NCCSALW, adding that its establishment was in the interest of peace, security and crime prevention and control.

Alkali assured the center of the police’s willingness to share the art of crime control and illicit gun clean-up with the center.

He also pledged to provide full support to the center in the areas of intelligence sharing, capacity development and the use of INTERPOL instruments. (NAA)

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