The Lagos State Police Command has urged those issued with licence to bear pump action firearm or other repeating firearm operated by a slide action mechanism, to submit their weapons and licenses for verification, confirmation and revalidation.
Chike Oti, the police spokesperson, in a press release said weapons and licences by the State Police Command Firearms Registry(D7), be submitted to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of the closest Police Station.
Oti further said that the move is to enable the command update its data base with informations about the owners, licences, and state of the firearms.
He added that the owners of these firearms types are given two weeks grace period from February 23, 2018, to ready themselves for the exercise which will last till March 29, 2018.
Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos state Police Commissioner, enjoins all licenced gun owners to take advantage of this revalidation programme as firearms found in the possession of anybody or group who did not participate in the exercise would be deemed as illegitimate and such an individual or group would be arrested and charged for unlawful possession of firearm(s) in accordance with the provisions of Prohibited Firearms Act 2004, Laws of the Federation.