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Reps to Arase: Don’t replace firearms with stun guns

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, urged the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to shelf the plan to introduce stun guns to replace firearms for the force until when the state of insecurity in the country would have abated reasonably.

The House resolution followed the passage of a motion by a member, Hon. Ayodele Oladimeji and the adoption of the motion.

It was subsequently referred to the House Committee on Police Affairs.

Oladimeji, while presenting the motion said the IGP recently announced that police will soon replace firearms with stun guns to reduce casualties resulting from misuse of firearms by police personnel.

He said, “The current high rate of robberies, kidnappings, abductions and general insecurity of lives and property in Nigeria need strong, conceited and unrelenting efforts of well- equipped police force to combat.”

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