Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku, Wednesday advised that all Nigerian citizens should be allowed to move around with an AK-47 rifle in order to protect themselves.
Brandnewsday reports that Governor Ishaku urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to allow all citizens own licensed guns as means of security measure, noting that security has degenerated.
The governor made this known while addressing 15 Local Government Chairmen of the state that paid him a condolence visit following the passing of one of them who was kidnapped and subsequently killed by gunmen.
Speaking on the incident, Governor Ishaku said: “If one thing you do every day is not working correctly then you should go find advise from somebody to tell you how you’ll do it differently to get it correct.
Allow All Citizens To Carry AK47 For Protection — Taraba State Governor Ishaku Tells FG
“You can’t keep doing the same wrong thing over and over. And if we can’t be able to provide security for our citizens then allow all the citizens to buy AK47 (gun). If everybody is licensed with AK47 (gun), I swear… nobody will come to your house and if the person even comes, it will now depend on who is faster between both of you.
“But in a situation where we’re all guard with one particular security system that has been unable to work and we’re told to sit down and be counting the day our time we come; I don’t agree with it.”
Lastly, he, therefore, sympathised with the family of those who have lost their lives to the recent heightened security challenge in the country while urging other Nigerians alive to be vigilant.