Nigerians Need Right to Bear Arms, Ortom Insists


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By Deji Elumoye

Benue state governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, has justified his recent call on federal government to allow Nigerians to carry arms saying this will serve as defence in the wake of the growing insecurity in the country.
The governor, who spoke in Abuja at the weekend, therefore, asked the federal government to seriously consider his earlier call that Nigerians should be allowed to carry arms as a way to arrest the rising level of insecurity in the country.
Ortom said notwithstanding criticism that trailed his recent call on government to license Nigerians to carry arms as a form of self defence, he still stands by his submission and urged the federal government not to take his advice with a pinch of the salt.
He said: “This is a suggestion that the federal government should take up seriously because in America people are licensed to carry sophisticated weapons but life is still going on. It is left for the Federal…

Source: Thisday Newspaper