The Nigeria Army has restated its resolve to checkmate the proliferation of small arms and light weapons across the country.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Farouk Yahaya slated this at the media parley in Owerri on Monday as part of the activities marking the 2022 Nigerian Army Day Celebration.
He expressed worry over the possession of arms by non-state actors and non-licensed individuals, adding that the national centre for the control of small arms and light weapons was working assiduously to checkmate the menace.
Lt Gen. Yahaya warned financiers of the arms and weapons to desist forth with or be ready to contend with the army as the armed forces would leave no stone unturned in fishing them out.
He also called for concerted efforts by Nigerians to report suspected unlawful possession by individuals of firearms to the appropriate quarters.