Our Borders Are Porous; There are Illegal Arms Everywhere – Taskforce

The National Chairman of the Taskforce on Illegal Light arms and small weapons, Osita Okereke on Monday said there is a proliferation of illegal arms … Continue reading Our Borders Are Porous; There are Illegal Arms Everywhere – Taskforce


The National Chairman of the Taskforce on Illegal Light arms and small weapons, Osita Okereke on Monday said there is a proliferation of illegal arms in all towns and cities in Nigeria.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Okereke said one major factor that contributed to the spread of illegal weapons in Nigeria is that some security officials have been compromised.

“There are arms, everywhere not only in the South East; in this Lagos, in Ibadan, in the North, in the South-South. There are arms everywhere. Our borders are empty,” he said.

He said most of the illegal weapons in the country are smuggled in through the borders while others come in through the Ports.