A Federal House of Representatives member, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi is of the opinion that an end to insecurity will only come if Nigerians are allowed to bear arms and defend themselves.
Calling for the enactment of laws that will permit this privilege, the lawmaker from Plateau State (APC) reacted to the recent attack by bandits in Kanam and Wase Local Government Areas of his state.
Speaking with journalists on Friday, Gagdi said if arms-bearing is legalized, it would go a long way in addressing the spate of attacks and killings across the country.
In his words: “If we want to curtail the spate of attacks in communities, we should make laws that will permit citizens to carry arms.
“If for instance, those who attacked my people know that the locals also have arms, they won’t come, and even they do, the casualty will not be this high.
“But there must be regulation on the use of the arms; anyone who misuses it should be imprisoned or even sentenced to death by hanging.
“Killings would end in Nigeria if arms-bearing is legalised” – House of Reps member
“But I tell you, if citizens are allowed to carry arms to protect themselves, all these attacks and killings will end.”