Over 2000 illicit weapons to be burnt in Accra

Over 2000 illicit weapons to be burnt in Accra

Ghana's security forces say they would be burning close to two thousand (2,000) illicit weapons in Accra tomorrow, July 9.

According to the Ghana Small Arms Commission, the weapons form part of unlicensed small arms that were seized mainly from unscrupulous people across the country specifically Tamale, Bawku, Wa, Kumasi and Accra.

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Executive Secretary of the Ghana Small Arms Commission, Jones Appleh says the burning exercise forms part of the United Nation’s Weapons Destruction Day which is commemorated every July 9. Mr. Appleh said the about 2000 weapons are just a fraction of illegal arms in the system.

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Earlier, the small arms commission some targeted communities in Ghana remained flashpoints of potential conflict during the elections as police over the past months continue to retrieve and seize weapons from civilians especially as the general elections are approaching.

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