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General News of Sunday, 2 May 2021


Insecurity: Allow all Nigerians access to AK-47 rifles - Traders

A community vigilance operative who doubles as the chairman of Fairly Used and New Motorcycle Dealers Association (FUNMDA), Nkwo Nnewi, Anambra State, Mr Eloka Ubajekwe, has provided what he belive is the solution to the security challenges in the country.

He called on the Federal Government to legalise the use of AK-47 rifles for the citizens as a means to protect themselves from bandits and terrorists.

“It would not be fair to allow bandits to wield AK-47 whereas their victims do not have arms. Legalise the use of AK-47 and other firearms for individuals and groups. It will work because when you come to fight me and you know I have my own AK-47, you will have a rethink. That is the final solution to these security challenges.

“But if you allow a particular group to be wielding AK-47 leaving other individuals, that won’t work. Since AK-47 rifles are in the hands of bandits and Fulani herdsmen, they should be legalised and liberalised and let the rest of us carry the gun. The rate at which people are being killed these days is very alarming,” he noted.

He, however, appealed to government to flush out bandits that had been terrorizing many parts of the country.

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