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Government to collect weapons

The Togolese government plans to collect and destroy weapons held by civilians in the next few days as part of the agreement concluded with the opposition at the inter-Togolese talks, PANA reported.

In a statement on 4 August the government said: "This operation, which will lead to a national reconciliation forum, is aimed at ending armed robberies and hold-ups so as to restore confidence, security and calm among the population." A committee comprising the ministers of justice, defence, interior and security was set up to work out details of the operation. The government has also called owners of weapons of war to hand them over voluntarily.


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