“Do not take up arms illegally to defend yourselves”, FG warns Nigerians

The Federal Government has called Nigerians not to take up arms illegally to defend themselves against bandits.

This call was made by the minister of police affairs, Muhammed Dingyadi during the second annual ministerial media briefing at the Police Headquarters, in Abuja.

The minister gave the warning while speaking in the wake of calls by some prominent Nigerians asking citizens to defend themselves against bandits.

Recall that Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, had requested residents of the State to rise above meekness and defend themselves against the bandits.

However, speaking on Tuesday, Dingyadi said the governor is entitled to his opinion.

“I think we should know that we are in Nigeria, where everybody is entitled to his opinion. I think the governor has the right to canvass for what he thinks is right in his State”, he said.

The minister, who acknowledged the insecurity in the country, said citizens should play their role in securing their communities.

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