The National Commission against the Proliferation of Arms and Light Weapons Director-General, Adejare Adegbenro, has expressed his concerns about allowing Nigerian individuals to carry firearms in spite of the nation’s ongoing security issues. Mr. Adegbenro voiced his worries in a recent interview on Arise TV, drawing comparisons to the US scenario and advising against the premature implementation of a similar strategy in Nigeria. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Adegbenro’s apprehensions stem from the potential risks associated with allowing widespread civilian access to firearms. Drawing on the American experience, he highlighted the challenges faced by the U.S. concerning arms falling into the wrong hands.
In his own words as seen on Arise TV last night…
“Why should Nigerians Carry Arms against bandits? Look at the state of American that even have a date base, can’t you see arms in the hands of illegal people? And now coming to Nigeria that we have no data base at all of how many citizens we have, porous borders, people with Nigerian passports but they are not Nigerians, how are we now going to checkmate them? One of the ways people can secure themselves now is to embrace NATCOM. I should be invited by the President and I will have a conversation with him, because what is happening in Nigeria, a lot of people cover it. And when they are covering these things, it’s bad for the current administration.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>