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Security Agents Not Enough, Nigerians Should Get Guns And Defend Themselves – Gov Masari



Security Agents Not Enough, Nigerians Should Get Guns And Defend Themselves - Gov Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has submitted that residents have to arise and defend themselves against insecurity as security operatives appear limited.

The Governor of President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state said the number of security operatives available is not enough to adequately tackle and curb attacks from the terrorists, bandits, and other insurgents.

He, therefore, told residents of the state to get weapons to defend themselves and family members from attacks.

Naija News reports the Governor made the submission on Tuesday during a media parley with journalists at the Government House in Katsina.

Masari argued that it is surprising for bandits and criminals to possess guns while law-abiding citizens find it difficult to get guns for self-defence.

He, therefore, promised that his government will assist residents to get approved weapons for self-defence and ensure such weapons are registered with the police to avoid abuse.

The Governor added that the current administration has taken action by recruiting more security operatives but the numbers are still far below expectations.

He said, “It’s Islamically allowed for one to defend himself against attack. One must rise to defend himself, his family and assets. If you die while trying to defend yourself, you’ll be considered a martyr. It’s surprising how a bandit would own a gun while a good man trying to defend himself and his family doesn’t have one.”

“We’ll support those who come with the initiative to procure arms because residents need to also complement the efforts of security agencies. These people (security agents) don’t have the number to protect the people. When President Buhari came, he even tried by increasing the number of our security agents but it’s inadequate. Count it yourself, how many policemen do we have in this country? How many soldiers do we have?

“Even if we say every policeman should go back to his home state, it’ll still not be enough. So, if we fold arms and decide to do nothing, we’ll be the ones to suffer most,” he lamented.

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