The Security Authorities on Saturday launched a comprehensive campaign against all armed scenes and disorders as well as spread and carrying of weapons in Yemen's capital Sanaa, officials said.
The campaign came under orders from the Interior Ministry, which has recently started major efforts to combat security disorders and carrying weapons in main cities, the officials continued.
All security systems are participating in the campaign, which also aims to restore the rule of law and maintain security, promote traffic rules, combat random building and other uncivilized practices in Sanaa, the officials said.
The campaign comes amid persistent unrest including demonstrations by the youth-led people who took to the streets to demand the departure of the former regime in early 2011.
The protesters in Yemeni cities have refused to leave the change and freedom squares, even after a West-backed power transfer deal was signed in November, vowing they are staying in their tents until all the gals of the revolution were met.
The two problems have been deepened by the 2011 unrest, with tribesmen and others roaming the capital and other cities with guns to threaten the public security and peace.
Yemen is one of the countries, where spread of weapons in civilian hands remains a major concern, especially amid soaring rates of illiteracy.
In recent years, the authorities have launched campaigns to disarm the public, but little progress has been reported.
According to some statistics, there about 60 million weapons in civilian hands, more than double Yemen's total population.