Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has advocated for Nigerians to be allowed to hold subtle weapons equivalent to AK-47 for self-defence.
Based on the previous minister, if herdsmen could possibly be allowed to bear arms for self-defence, different Nigerians must be allowed to safe themselves.
Fani-Kayode made the decision throughout a go to to Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho on Thursday at his Ibadan residence.
The previous minister, who reasoned that one of the best ways to deal with the safety challenges within the nation was for presidency to defend the individuals, nevertheless, mentioned the opposite obtainable choice was for Nigerians to be allowed to bear arms in order to place an finish to the spate of killings throughout the nation.
Based on him, because the Minister of Defence, Main Normal Bashir Magashi (retd), had referred to as on Nigerians to defend themselves towards bandits and different criminals, it was affordable for them to bear arms in order to be efficient in defending themselves.
He mentioned: “The Bauchi State Governor mentioned a number of days in the past that Fulani herdsmen must be allowed to hold AK-47, however I disagree with him on that, however that’s his personal opinion. In the event you go by that precept, it makes absolute sense that if Fulani herdsmen are allowed to hold AK-47 to defend their cows and their lives in the event that they really feel threatened, then additionally it is logical that farmers, native individuals and every one in every of us must also have that proper to defend ourselves towards Fulani herdsmen or towards these in search of to return and kill us.
“I’m completely behind that and I like that. Why not, Individuals have that proper. If we had that very long time in the past, the killings we’re witnessing now wouldn’t have the form of atrocities being dedicated everywhere in the nation.
“Insecurity isn’t restricted to the South-West; you’ll be stunned at what’s going on within the North. However one of the best ways is for the federal government to stand up and defend us; that’s the reason we pay them.”
Fani-Kayode additional famous that Igboho had no drawback with regulation abiding Fulani or every other tribe in anyway which are residing within the South-West however was towards felony herdsmen that should cease their actions or be flushed out.
He additionally described Igboho as a freedom fighter who was able to collaborate with anybody who needs the area to be at peace.