Mr Kabir Marafa, a Nigerian politician and senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District calls for the legalisation of guns and firearms to enable citizens defend themselves.
According to the Senator, “My point is, people cannot be slaughtered in their houses helplessly. Maybe what we need to do is to liberalize gun control. Let everybody own a gun so that when you are coming to my house, you will know that I have my own gun while you are coming with yours,” a senator.
Sen. Marafa, was clearly angered by not just the killings across the country but also the defenseless state of the victims. His Zamfara State has witnessed hundreds of killings by armed bandits in 2018 till now. Several houses and properties were also burnt and destroyed by the criminals during the attacks.
Mr Marafa on Tuesday, while contributing to a debate at the Senate on the insecurity across Nigeria, called for legalisation of guns and firearms to enable citizens defend themselves.
He further added that the only advantage the criminals have over their victims is the guns and weapons they carry.
Mr Marafa had at several times decried the killings across the country, especially in Zamfara State on the floor of the Senate and called for the intervention of the federal government in crisis-affected areas of the state.
He also openly accused the state governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, of playing politics and blame game with the incessant killings in the state.
According to him, “people cannot be slaughtered in their houses helplessly. Maybe what we need to do is to liberalise gun control,”.“When you see the level of insecurity in the country and the senselessness of government in tackling the situation, you realise that such calls are necessary. “I mean you can’t just tell people to go and pray. For a president to say that, it shows that the government is not ready to take the bull by the horn.
“Instead of people waiting for the killers to come, kill them and take away their lives and their lands; for now, it is somehow right for calling for legalisation of guns in the country, to an extent, he added.
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