Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has asked the Federal government to allow Nigerians carry licenced guns as a defensive measure against the insecurities in the country.
Ishaku made this statement on Tuesday, February, 2, when 15 local government chairmen of the state paid him a condolence visit after the burial of one of them who was kidnapped and subsequently killed by gunmen.
The statement reads in part:
“The security in this country has gone to the lowest ebb and we have to all wake up. We as leaders have given our advises severally as to the change to the security architecture, you cannot keep doing one thing over and over and expect a different result,” he said.
“If we cannot be able to provide security for our citizens, then allow all the citizens to buy AK-47, because if everybody is licensed with AK-47, I swear nobody will come to your house, or peradventure he does then it depends on who is faster. In a situation where we are all gagged with one security system that has been unable to work, and we are told to sit down and be counting the day our turn will come, I do not agree with it.”
See video by ChannelsTv below:
A similar request was reported to have been made by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State sometime in August last year, at the one-year anniversary of the re-establishment of the Ministry of Police Affairs- where he called on the Federal Government to allow citizens to bear arms to protect themselves against rising insecurity in the country.