Namibians urged to surrender illegal firearms

Namibians called to surrender their illegal firearms

Namibians who are in possession of illegal firearms, ammunitions or armaments have until the 18th of November to hand them over to the Namibian Police without being persecuted.
This was announced by the Inspector General of the Namibian Police Sebastian Ndeitunga in Windhoek today.
The Namibian Police first offered amnesty to people who had illegal firearms and ammunitions in 1992 just two years after the country gained its independence.
However not all people complied with this call as some are still being found with such weapons while others are choosing to dump them due to fear of persecution.
The extension of the amnesty period was necessitated by the number of ammunitions found dumped in various areas across the country.
Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga therefore urges the public to approach the nearest police stations to surrender the weapons.
He said all police regional commanders and police stations are already informed and they are waiting for people to hand in the firearms with no fear of persecution as a national search for such weapons will be undertaken after the period of amnesty.