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.