The Senate on Tuesday requested stiffer disciplines for any individual who bears illicit guns in the country.
The red chamber said the activity would checkmate all types of crimes in Nigeria.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, settled on the decision in his commitment to a discussion on a bill named: ‘The Firearms Act CAP F28 LFN 2004 (alteration) Bill, 2021’ supported by Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central).
The bill was passed in the eighth National Assembly yet was not consented to by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)
Lawan said that the security circumstance in the nation could be improved a lot if the multiplication of illicit guns was sufficiently shortened.
He said, “Let me recognize the supporter of this bill and surely we all in the Senate for staying predictable on talking about the security circumstance in the country.
“The security circumstance would have been far superior in the event that we can handle the multiplication of guns in the country.”
He alluded the bill to the board of trustees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.
He asked the board to draw in with the leader arm of government to see where the combative issues were, if that had not been finished by the patron of the Bill so we will be in the same spot.
Lawan said, “I accept that there is no trade off for stiffer punishments for anybody got with an unlawful arm.
“The security circumstance can in any case be switched while we keep on leftover engaged and submitted.”
Sani, the supporter of the bill, additionally pushed stiffer punishment for offenses in the “Chief Act” just as accommodate the obliteration of guns imported illicitly into the country or in the ownership of people without substantial licenses.