Police Declare War On Fulani Herdsmen
The Police have declared war on Fulani herdsmen perpetrating unending attacks on farmers with unlicensed firearms.
The police said it does not issue gun licenses to herdsmen and would henceforth clamp down on any one of them found to be in possession of firearms without Police license.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, told Saturday PUNCH that the police do not issue firearms to unqualified persons and encourage Nigerians to provide information on illegal arms across the country.
Arase, who spoke through the Force Public Relations Officer, Bisi Kolawole, noted that any herdsman found carrying guns would be arrested and prosecuted under the law of the land.
“We have always confisticated illegal and prohibited firearms and prosecute those arrested. Police cannot issue firearms licence to herdsmen; we are encouraging citizens to provide information on illegal arms across the country. Public safety is the absolute priority,” the police boss said via a text message from Kolawole.