Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris has installed a committee to break 10,000 unlawful firearms and 26,000 ammunition recovered from individuals of the general public earlier this year.
The committee, which could be headed by the DIG in fee of Operations, Habila Joshak, has representatives from United Nations (UN) organs, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Presidential Committee on Prohibition of Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM).
Idris at a monthly assembly with senior police officers on Thursday stated the guns would be destroyed earlier than the 2019 elections.
The IG additionally defined the actions of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement of Nigeria members as un-Islamic.
He said: “I have installed a committee headed by the DIG Department of Operations comprising the United Nations Organs, the ECOWAS and the Presidential Committee on Prohibition of Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) and different essential stakeholders for the destruction of unlawful weapons retrieved from contributors of the general public earlier than the 2019 General Election.
“They will destroy approximately 10,000 unlawful firearms and prohibited weapons and over 26,000 illegal ammunition recovered within the mop-up operations of unlawful firearms and prohibited weapons currently ongoing at some point of the united states of america.”
The IG warned that the Force could longer tolerate negligence on the part of Commissioners of Police in preventing crisis.
He stated: “The Government and the people count on plenty from us in making sure protection and safety of all Nigerians for the duration of the united states of america as we move into the 2019 popular elections.
“The Force will not tolerate laxity at the part of any Commissioner of Police, who fails to be proactive in coping with disaster and other violent crimes of their location of responsibilities (AOR).
“We ought to do extra in making sure ok security all through the us of a from now directly to the election and beyond.”
On the crisis inside the FCT due to contributors of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement of Nigeria, the IG said: “Most of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s individuals had been arrested with hard pills in their ownership and those are people that claimed to be Islamic. This makes us to start questioning and thinking them.
“These youths were used to purpose havoc and I assume the organization have to just be referred to as El-Zakzaky due to the fact I don’t see whatever Islamic about them.
“These are those who are looking to carry problem of security to the united states and the strategies carried out by using the police had been the great.
“I suppose our movements are commendable because our war of words with them has now not caused any loss of life and that changed into because we were looking to keep away from the usage of too much force in tackling the scenario.
“Our response needs to be measured because these are Nigerians who’re faulty. So, we need to use techniques to deal with them.”
The IG delivered that a number of them could be charged to court docket for terrorism.