In what looks like a frightening statistic, the Federal Government has lamented the proliferation of light and small weapons in Nigeria, saying 70 percent of the 500 million of such weapons in West Africa, translating to 350 million are found in Nigeria.

Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) stated this Tuesday in Abuja at a high-level meeting on proliferation of small arms and light weapons as well as drug abuse in Nigeria.

The meeting is currently ongoing behind closed doors.

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