The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeder’s Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have urges the federal government of Nigeria to permit all Nigeria to bear firearms to protect themselves against bandit, killers and kidnappers
The MACBAN chairman Bauchi state, Sadiq Ibrahim Ahme said this while in an interview with the Nation news paper, he said since the government is not doing enough to secure the life and properties of every citizen then they should grant all Nigerians the access to bear firearms
He said, why government will allow few bandits to run the entire nation
He also made remark in support to the comment made by the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed who recently said that Fulani herdsmen who have been indicted in criminal activities in the across country have no option but to carry arms because of insecurity they usually faced within the course of herding their animals through Nigeria forest
Ibrahim faulted that non one condemn the statement made by the Benue Governor, Ortom who ordered the evacuation of all herdsmen living in the state
”The government has become irresponsible. That is why a Fulani man has become an outcast in his own country. All his wealth has been crippled to activities of cattle rustlers. What do you expect him to do?
Let everybody protect themselves, let everybody carry arms. You don’t allow few bandits to come and ruin you , kill you, kill your family as few people cannot be terrorizing everybody.
Though in a normal situation nobody should be allowed to carry arms except those that are legalised to do so but if the Federal government had taken the responsibility of protecting lives of citizens serious, no one would dare have reason to carry arms.
You need to ask yourself is the government doing enough to protect the lives of herdsmen.
I won’t fault Governor Bala Mohammed for the statement, he is very right. After all he did not say herdsmen should go and cause chaos.
No one faulted Benue Governor, Ortom when he said herdsmen should leave his state. So why are they criticising Bauchi governor?”