With the line of furnished burglary assaults attacking Lagos and Ogun state over the most recent couple of days just as the moderate reaction of the police, residents have been moved to assume control over issues. Young fellows have rampaged with cleavers, tomahawks, sticks, and other ad-libbed weapons in an offer to ensure themselves. While this can be viewed as courageous, of what use will blade be against firearms conveyed by these outfitted burglars.

This raises the conversation on private responsibility. In contrast to outside nations, possessing firearms has never truly been a subject of conversation, and not many individuals proceed to get the permit, however, need is the mother of creation, and it appears as though this is the ideal opportunity for that discussion.

Yet, before one can claim a firearm anyplace on the planet, a permit is required. While data about firearm licenses differ from sources, beneath are agreement steps to securing a weapon permit in Nigeria. Also, where one can purchase guns.


Candidates should be Eighteen years (18) a long time or more seasoned (we will return to this)

Clean criminal record

Specialist’s authentication that ensures physical and mental wellness

Required archives

4 Passport size photos

Bore witness to duplicate of address evidence: Ration Card, Voter Identity Card, Passport, Electricity/Water/Telephone Bill, Driving License, Property (House) Tax, Tax Return, National ID Card

Validated duplicate of date of birth: Police freedom endorsement, Birth authentication, Affidavit is sworn before a Magistrate/Notary expressing date and spot of birth by uneducated or semi-unskilled candidates.


Make an application to the Commissioner of Police in your State of home.

The police will give you an application structure that will require your profile information.

A portion of the relevant data required are:

Your complete names


Purposes behind applying for the permit

Date of Birth. Note here that firearms are not given to people under (35) years old. (This is clever in light of the fact that the qualification area says candidates should be 18 years and more established. However, you get the essence).

Further needed to go with the application structure is a clinical report that affirms that the candidate’s rational soundness is typical.

Another clinical report is additionally needed on the candidate’s chest. This is to shield the candidate from the sharp withdrawal that happens when a firearm is terminated.

Four (4) clear visa photos of the candidate are additionally required.

On getting your firearm from the closest firearm vendor, costs change contingent upon the territory of procurement; the police ought to ordinarily enlist the chronic number of the weapon.

Upon a palatable examination of the application, the permit is given in a booklet structure, bearing one of the identification photos of the candidate and conveying the stamp of the state police central command.

Weapon types accessible for securing

Mossberg 590 Shockwave 6-Shot Shotgun – 50659 – Lawmen’s Police Supply

A private firearm permit is likewise restricted to shotguns, as guns and guns are just given to the police and military staff.

Where to get it?

The lawful spot to purchase a weapon in Nigeria is at the Operations Department of the Nigerian Police Force.


Differs. Go to the Operations Department of the Nigerian Police Force.


Weapon licenses are dependent upon recharging each year for a symbolic charge of Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) as it were.

Processing takes between a half year to one year.

The permit is substantial for 60 days, at that point after restoration, it tends to be legitimate for 1-2 years before another reestablishment is required.

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