The National Security Adviser NSA, Babagana Monguno, has called for collective action by all stakeholders to rid Nigeria and Africa of illicit small arms and light weapons.
Monguno made the call at a one-day Roundtable discussion with stakeholders on Small Arms and Light Weapons, organised by the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, in Abuja.
Monguno was represented by the Director of Policy and Strategy, Office of the National Security Adviser, Aminu Lawal.
The roundtable with the theme, “Galvanising Stakeholders Support Towards the Prevention and Control of the Proliferation of SALW in Nigeria” was organised in collaboration with Mines Advisory Group.
Monguno said the widespread and availability of small arms and light weapons in many regions of the world particularly West Africa was a matter of grave concern.