Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, has said the embargo on firearms license is still in force. The police boss stated this while responding to inquiries from newsmen about the directive by the state government that the police command should issue gun license to those eligible to bear arms.
HE noted that the police have stopped issuing license to citizens who wished to own guns.
The Zamfara State Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, had disclosed that government had directed residents of the state to prepare and obtain guns to defend themselves against bandits who have been terrorizing the state.
However, the state commissioner of police said he has yet to receive any directive to issue gun licenses to the people.