Insecurity: Allow Nigerians bear arms to defend themselves, Sagay advises Federal Government


Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and Inspec­tor General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to allow ordinary Nigerians to bear fire arms in order to protect themselves.

Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent in Lagos, Sagay, who said the Federal Government was overwhelmed by various security challenges bedevil­ing the nation, such as Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, herdsmen attacks and others, added that Nigerians should be allowed to defend themselves when attacked.

According to him, unpro­voked attacks especially on villages by bandits will drasti­cally reduce in the country if the communities are allowed to arm themselves with weap­ons to defend themselves.

Comparing present day Nigeria to his youthful days, Sagay said the level of inse­curity today is unprecedent­ed, adding that the nation witnesses unprecedented amount of bloodshed, de­struction of properties and displacement of people from their native homes and places of business.

“The country has become so dangerous. All sorts of things are happening nowa­days. You have kidnappers, bandits, Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram. The reality is that there is nowhere that is safe in the country. Traveling by road today is a very risky endeavour that one will hard­ly try. So, there is total insecu­rity in the country.

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