Zambia police call for surrendering of illegal firearms

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The head of the police in Zambia on Tuesday asked people in possession of illegal firearms to surrender them before the end of an amnesty period.

Kakoma Kanganja, Inspector-General of the Zambia Police, said the firearms amnesty will be coming to an end on June 30, 2020 and appealed to people in possession of illegal firearms to take advantage of the remaining period of the amnesty to surrender them to the police.

“Police will soon conduct random clean-ups in search of illegally owned firearms and all those that would be found wanting will be prosecuted and should have themselves to blame,” he said in a release.

The police chief further urged people who have inherited firearms of their deceased relatives without following laid down procedures in changing ownership to surrender the weapons without delay or risk being arrested and prosecuted. Enditem

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