Concerned about the rising spate of insecurity in the country, Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku has urged the Federal government to allow Nigerians to carry licensed guns to defend themselves against criminals elements.
Ishaku stated this when he received 15 local government chairmen of the state in his office on Tuesday, February 2.
The local government chairmen had paid him a condolence visit in his office after the burial of one of them who was kidnapped and subsequently killed by unknown gunmen.
Expressing his worry over the ebbing insecurity in the country, the Governor said “The security in this country has gone to the lowest ebb and we have to all wake up.
”We as leaders have given our advises severally as to the change to the security architecture, you cannot keep doing one thing over and over and expect a different result,” he said.
”If we cannot be able to provide security for our citizens, then allow all the citizens to buy AK-47, because if everybody is licensed with AK-47, I swear nobody will come to your house, or peradventure he does then it depends on who is faster.
”In a situation where we are all gagged with one security system that has been unable to work, and we are told to sit down and be counting the day our turn will come, I do not agree with it,” Ishaku stated.