1. It has come to the attention of this Department that some Service personnel have acquired weapons for private use without applying for weapon carrying permits. Some drivers and body guards have also signed for weapons from various armouries and keep them in the living areas after work. The implications of this practice cannot be over-emphasised as it is difficult for the use of these weapons to be properly monitored.
2. I am directed to request that all Service personnel who have acquired weapons from private sources to register with the Department. Additionally, personnel who have signed for weapons for official use are to acquire weapon carrying permits from this Department. I am to add that the deadline for the registration of weapons and acquisition / renewal of weapon permits be completed by 30 November 2017. Additionally, I am to ask Units / Bases to submit returns on personnel who have acquired weapons for private use to this Department by the same deadline.
3. Pub for the info and strict compliance of all.