87.5% OF ARMS ARE IN CIRCULATION IN THE HANDS OF CIVILIANS GOBALLY ACCORDING TO RESEARCH.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 8, 2021
Research has shown that there are more than a billion small arms in circulation globally with eighty-seven point five percent of those weapons in the hands of civilians.
According to the small arms survey in 2018, there are over forty million small arms in the hands of civilians across various states.
The report adds that in Nigeria, the proliferation of small arms and ammunitions across various regions have resulted in violence, kidnapping robberies, mass killings and socio-economic upheavals in society.