Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani, has condemned the call by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom for Nigerians to be issued with gun licences to protect themselves.
Sani criticised the suggestion saying it will tantamount to taking the country “from Libya to Yemen.
Ortom had called for an upgrade in gun licenses in the country as solution for the insecurity that has been ravaging the country.
The governor, in a chat with the media in Abuja, insisted that his suggestion was made in good faith and frowned at some people who have taken it out of context.
Governor Ortom’s idea of arming Nigerians will take us out of Libya to Yemen.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) August 22, 2020
“I’m asking for an upgrade of the existing policy of gun licensing.”
“Terrorists will caution themselves when they see that people are armed against them. We must as Nigerians find ways to stop these people.”
”When the Fulani Jihadists came, they said they came to take over Nigeria. They came with an agenda. They came to impose religion, but people should be allowed to practice their religion in this country.”
”The Fulanis destroying the country are not Nigerians. It’s impossible for them to take over our country.”
“As for us in Benue, we have arrested over 400 herdsmen, convicted 130 herdsmen and confiscated many cows.”
“I’m happy the IG said these herdsmen are not Nigerians. I knew it. They have an agenda. Only Nigerians have the responsibility to make things right.”
“This is a suggestion that the Federal Government should take seriously,” he said