Insecurity: Ohanaeze Kicks Against Self-defence 


Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has kicked against the clamour for everyone to be allowed to acquire firearms in Self-defence against bandits and other criminal elements in the country.


Prominent Nigerians including retired security chiefs have been

clamouring for firearms for self-defence to enable Nigerians defend themselves

against insecurity.


But, in an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP in Enugu, the national

publicity secretary of the organisation, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, said

allowing everyone to own firearms at this time in Nigeria’s history

will be a problem.


Ogbonnia noted that in a society where there is a wide gap between

expectations and fulfillment from government as well as frustrations,

poverty, unemployment, criminalities, among others, it will be a

problem to allow everyone to own firearms.


The Ohanaeze spokesman, however, suggested that there should be five

levels of security operations in Nigeria to tackle the high level of


Source: Leadership Newspaper