Friday, February 28, 2014

Army General says Nigerians should be allowed to carry arms to defend themselves against Boko Haram

The Commander, 1 Brigade, of the Nigerian Army, Tasi'u Ibrahim, said if Nigeria is to 'holistically' win the war against terrorism, its citizens must be allowed to defend themselves, by carrying arms.

Mr. Ibrahim, a Brigadier General, made the call in Sokoto while addressing the Brigade's 2014 Officers Training Day.

According to him, this is being practiced in developed nations of the world.

Mr. Ibrahim listed other measures needed to defeat Boko Haram to include strict monitoring and severe restriction on the importation of certain goods being used to aid and abet such crimes.

He stated that such goods included motorcycles.

"It has been proved that a good number of the insurgents use them (motorcycles) for their attacks," he said.

"A good number of those selling petty things by the roadside in most of the nation's cities are simply easy preys in the hands of these insurgents."

What do you think?


  1. A Russian Orthodox, Mikhail Kalashnikov invented his AK-47 Assault Rifle after the Germans invented theirs. He only invented it to defend his nation's borders. He hoped others would use it to do the same.



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