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Reps Query COAS on How Weapons For Military, Police End Up With Bandits

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Reps Query COAS on How Weapons For Military, Police End Up With Bandits

Members of the House of Representatives have asked the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, to explain how weapons purchased for the military and police end up in the hands of bandits and miscreants.

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The House ad-hoc committee on the need to review the purchase, use and control of arms, ammunition and related hardware by military, paramilitary and other law enforcement agencies in Nigeria sat yesterday.

Invited to face the committee on the issue were Attahiru and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

Attahiru sent a representative, Major General C. Ofuche, but this was rejected by members of the committee led by Prince Olaide Akinremi from Oyo State.

Members of the committee said the issue was a serious and sensitive one and needed the COAS to address them in person.

Rep Ibrahim Al-Mustapha Aliyu from Sokoto State said Attahiru had to appear in person to explain how weapons bought for the military and police ended up in the hands of bandits.

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