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APC Chieftain Mandates IGP To Allow Citizens To Carry Guns Around

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APC Chieftain Mandates IGP To Allow Citizens To Carry Guns Around

APC Chieftain Mandates IGP To Allow Citizens To Carry Guns Around


All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Ben Ajadi has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to approve licences to all Nigerians to arm themselves for self defense, aso Naija reports.

Adaji who gave the advise while briefing newsmen in Jalingo on Sunday, said the situation where innocent Nigerians are living in perpetual fear of attack from bandits and kidnappers is worrisome.

The APC Chieftain, who is also a veteran Journalist and an expert on human security and counter terrorism, observed that security should no longer be left in the hands of security personnel alone.

He noted that the rising spate of kidnapping and banditry across the country should be a thing of concern to all Nigerians.

He also said that some non-combatant measures are equally required to nip the menace in the bud.

The APC Chieftain further advised the government to create more employment opportunities as well as tackle poverty which are also variables that caused insecurity.

Adaji also advised the Federal government to embark on massive disarmament campaign with sincerity of purpose to mop up all sophisticated arms which may be found in wrong hands all over the country.

He charged the newly-established Centre for the Control of Light and Small Arms, domociled in the Office of the National Security Adviser, to step up campaign against illegal bearing and possession of arms.

The security expert also advocated for the establishment of special courts for speedy trial of citizens in possession of illegal arms, adding that such measures would control the proliferation of arms in Nigeria.

Adaji advised the new centre to deploy intelligence to all land borders and ports of entry to detect the illegal movement of arms into the country.

He advised Nigerians to be conscious of their immediate environment as well as discountenance leaving total responsibility of their own individual and collective security to security agencies. (NAN)

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