No State Is Authorized To Buy Automatic Weapon - Presidency

Date: 28-09-2022 10:25 am (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 28-09-2022 10:25 AM (1 month ago)

The presidency has reacted to the ongoing controversy surrounding buying of arms for state-owned security outfits. In a statement issued on Tuesday September 27, by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, it was stated that nobody is allowed to illegally carry AK-47 or any other automatic weapons and that they must surrender them. The presidency added that under the existing regulation, only the Office of the National Security Adviser could issue such authorization, upon proper clearance by the President and Commander-in-Chief.

The presidency also said that "no such approvals have been issued to any state government.” The statement read;

“In the specific Katsina State often cited, the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari wrote to explain that the administration invited the Provost of the Civil Defence Training College in Katsina to train their Vigilantes for a five-day period ‘in the handling and operations of Pump Action Rifles,’ emphasizing that ‘the Vigilantes were not trained to take over the responsibilities of the security agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria but to assist them.’

“As they continue to expand their capabilities as well as their active collaboration with law enforcement agencies of the federation, the joint efforts continue to yield good results, thwarting attempts of terrorists to wreak havoc and destruction on communities.

“The President in particular has expressed happiness that in the last couple of years, security outfits mandated by state governments have been associated with several important initiatives, and reports have reached him of acts of utmost bravery and professionalism.

“He thanks them for their alertness that is helping to defeat nefarious plots against targets at grassroots levels. "He, however, cautions against the politicization of security. “Government at the centre with a national mandate cannot afford to alienate Ondo State or any other state for that matter on the important issue of security and urges leaders at various levels to exercise restraint in their speech, even as we are in a political season.”

Posted: at 28-09-2022 10:25 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Panaki at 28-09-2022 12:06 PM (1 month ago)
Alaye Soro Soke!!! When he realised Amotekun are planning to arm themselves against his Fulani herdsmen. 
But when Katsina was fortifying their security network with guns, Oloye Buhari turned a blind eye. When the Fulani herdsmen were carrying AK47 to rear their cattles. He feigned ignorance.
Immediately Akeredolu announced steps to arm the Amotekun Corps,  he voiced his opposition out.
Posted: at 28-09-2022 12:06 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 28-09-2022 12:19 PM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 28-09-2022 12:19 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
- kp45 at 28-09-2022 12:29 PM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 28-09-2022 12:29 PM (1 month ago) | Hero