Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari has called for permission for Nigerians to bear arms for the purpose of self-defence against criminals, bandits and kidnappers. Masari who doubles as the chairman of the Northwest Governors’ Forum said it is totally unacceptable for unarmed citizens to be killed on a daily basis by criminals who carry arms across the country. Speaking during a condolence visit to the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on the incessant killing of many residents of the state alongside his colleagues, Masari said should the government allow citizens to bear arms, criminality will be curbed.
The governor also noted that dealing with the growing insecurity across Nigeria has nothing to do with either religion or ethnicity. He said it is important that all stakeholders sit together and develop unusual strategies to end kidnapping, banditry, terrorism and all other forms of criminal prevalent in the country.
He said: “We need an unusual approach to deal with these people who are nothing but animals terrorizing our people across the country”