The National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons has warned Nigerians against acquiring weapons illegally.
The centre’s national coordinator, Abba Dikko, stated this on Thursday in Abuja, when he led a team to pay a courtesy call on the NYSC director-general, Muhammad Fadah.
The visit was to seek the partnership of the NYSC in curbing the proliferation of illicit arms in the country.
According to Mr Dikko, insecurity persists in Nigeria because there are many illicit weapons in the hands of people. He, however, said there was a need to stop the spread to restore peace, adding that once there was peace, there would be development.
He said the NCCSALW was established to mainstream the proliferation of illicit small arms, and it had to carry as many stakeholders as possible to achieve its aim.
“I found the NYSC as one veritable tool for which we can extend advocacy so that we can reach all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria, and…