Nigeria Police Affairs Minister, Muhammad Dingyadi, has alleged that the insecurity situation bedevilling the country would be worsened if everyone in the country is allowed to bear arms.
Dingyadi disclosed this while fielding questions from pressmen at a media parley in Abuja on Thursday in respect to the call from the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Doguwa, who last week advocated for Nigerians to be allowed to bear arms in self-defence due to the deteriorating security situation in the country.
According to Dingyadi, “We are even trying to ensure that we minimize the circulation of firearms among most Nigerians. There is need to restrict this to people who are supposed to own them and those who have been trained to use them and people who have access to use them. Otherwise, if you make it all people’s affair, it will worsen the situation. This is my honest opinion. I don’t share that view at this moment, I don’t support that.”
He also noted that efforts are in top gear to ensure that the implementation of salary increments for police officers across the country becomes a reality in no distant time.