Zamfara police command has issued a two-week ultimatum to groups and individuals in illegal possession of fire arms in the state to surrender them.
It said failure to do so would lead to serious consequences when the deadline expires.
The ultimatum is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Saturday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Shehu.
“The ultimatum will commence from today, Saturday, 3rd February, 2018; therefore the outlawed groups, especially herders, farmers, yansakai, repentant bandits, vigilante and militia groups, which activities are not in conformity with the laws of the land, should abide by this directives.
“Upon expiry of the ultimatum, the ongoing mop-up of small and light weapons would be intensified. Any person or group arrested in possession of firearms would face the wrath of the law,” it said.
The command urged members of the public to cooperate with it and utilise its complaints boxes in sharing useful information.