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Police offer amnesty on all illegal firearms for a period of one month

The Zambia Police Service has offered an amnesty on all illegal firearms for a period of one month.

This entails that members of the public in possession of illegal firearms such as those without documents, those left by deceased relatives, or which could have come into their possession due to various reasons should be surrendered to the police without being and arrested and prosecuted.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a media statement that the amnesty is effective August 21 and ends on September this year.

Mrs Katongo has since appealed to members of the public to take advantage of the firearm amnesty to surrender all the firearms in wrong hands.

“All police officers at various police stations are expected to facilitate a smooth process of surrendering these arms and should not in any way, victimize citizens surrendering the firearms,” she said.

Mrs also warned those who will not surrender illegal arms that at the end of the Amnesty period, law enforcement agencies will conduct clean-up operations and all those who will be found in possession of such weapons will be dealt with sternly.

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