Cameroonian minister Paul Atanga Nji has announced a ban on the sale of automatic pistols in the country citing rising insecurity.
The ban was announced after a meeting with gun sellers in the country.
The territorial administration minister said the number of guns owned by civilians was higher than the licences issued to them.
He said this posed a challenge to the government in tracking down gun owners, posing a security threat.
Cameroon has had rising insecurity incidents.