Reps have Urged Nigerians to carry arms, defend themselves over rising insecurity in the country.
- Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Doguwa, asked the government to allow Nigerians to bear arms in self-defence.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that members of the House of Representatives in reaction to the increasing terrorist attack in the country called on Nigerians to take personal measures aimed at defending themselves against terrorists.
The lawmakers stated this while debating a motion on matters of urgent public importance calling attention to the recent successive terrorist attacks on the Kaduna International Airport, and Abuja–Kaduna train, as well as the raiding of different communities within Kaduna State resulting in the loss of many lives and kidnap of many others.
Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Doguwa, asked the government to allow Nigerians to bear arms in self-defence.
This, according to him, is considering the deteriorating security situation in the country.
Ado Doguwa, who is a member of the ruling party representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano State, made the demands during the plenary on Thursday.
The House was debating the aftermath of the bombing of the Abuja-Kaduna train by gunmen suspected to be terrorists earlier in the week.
Shedding tears on the floor of the house, Doguwa noted that the security agencies have failed and citizens should not be at the mercy of terrorists or bandits, according to Channels TV.
Another lawmaker, Honourable Aminu Suleiman who is also a member of the APC in his contribution said the security agencies are displaying ineptitude.
He drew the attention of the House to a group of young boys in Kano State called Suka, which he says are budding and could grow into another security threat.
Suleiman questioned the effectiveness of the House regarding the resolutions passed on security-related matters and urged the lawmakers to embark on a strike until the security situation is handled.
He also wants President Muhammadu Buhari as Commander-in-Chief to live up to his responsibilities and guarantee the security of lives and property.
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