Former Kaduna State federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has asked the government to legalize the possession of weapons in every home.
Naija News understands that the governorship hopeful stated this while lamenting the spate of kidnapping, killing by bandit terrorists in Northern and Southern Kaduna.
Over a hundred people have been allegedly killed in the state in March alone with properties worth millions destroyed while the terrorists also render residents homeless.
Insecurity in the Northern region, Kaduna especially have drastically increased.
Reacting to the life-threatening events, Senator Sani in a post on his Twitter page on Thursday, said if the government cannot overpower the criminals, then citizens should be allowed to carry arms to defend themselves.
Sani tweeted: “If the Government and security agencies can’t crush these terrorists and Bandits kidnapping and killing our people in Northern and Southern Kaduna, people should be officially allowed to carry the same weapons and let’s see who owns the land.”
See the tweet below:
If the Government and security agencies can’t crush this terrorists and Bandits kidnapping and killing our people in Northern and Southern Kaduna,people should be officially allowed to carry same weapons and let’s see who owns the land.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) March 31, 2022
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has accused some communities in the state of shielding criminal persons living among them.
The Governor stated this on Wednesday when he paid a condolence visit to the Chief of Kagoro, Mr Ufuwai Bonet over the recent attacks in the area, Naija News reports.
Speaking at the palace of the traditional ruler in the Kaura Local Government Area of the state, Governor El-Rufai said if insecurity would end, the locals must work with the security agents and expose the criminals among them.
“It is of great concern how communities shield criminals living amongst them. There are criminals in every ethnic group and every religion.
“If we want to end this kind of problem (insecurity), we must be ready to give up those we suspect to be criminals even if they are our sons and daughters,’’ the governor said.
He cautioned traditional rulers to wake up to their responsibilities and deal with crime in their domains instead of allowing the youths to take over leadership.