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A technique document from the Office of the National Security Adviser has revealed that no fewer than a million small arms and lightweight weapons are in circulation in Nigeria for the time being, Nigeria news live reviews.

The doc, which was prepared in 2014, has raised fears that the weapons in circulation in the nation could have elevated astronomically this yr.

Commenting on the report, the Nationwide Security Adviser, Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.), mentioned, “A lot of the threats recognized in the 2014 doc are still current with us.”

The NSA doc, which was sighted by The Punch, recognized the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, recurring communal, ethno-religious and pastoralists/farmers’ conflicts as other key security challenges confronting the nation.

The document partly learn, “The proliferation of small arms and light weapons is a worldwide phenomenon arising from conflicts throughout the globe. Presently, greater than 90 nations produce numerous sorts of small arms and lightweight weapons. It’s estimated that greater than 857 million weapons are in circulation apart from 12 billion rounds of ammunition produced yearly. Of those, 10 million small arms and lightweight weapons are estimated to be in Africa, of which a million are in Nigeria.

“The weapons have been compounded by major conflicts in West and North African nations, notably Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and much more lately, Mali and Libya.

“The proliferation of nuclear, radiological, chemical and organic weapons of mass destruction and their technique of supply constitute grave risk. The proliferation constitutes a challenge in itself because the weapons might reach their targets in non-conventional methods.

“Regardless of this, a national security strategy that entails the development of technological, organic and chemical capabilities to neutralise these threats and reduce their influence on the civilian populace and the nation’s vital property is fascinating.”

Talking at a gathering on Thursday with the army and security stakeholders in Abuja, Monguno stated that the 2014 security doc would be replaced by a draft 2019 national security strategy to accommodate the modern threats dealing with the nation.

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