Sani Takori, a former member of the House of Representatives, has urged Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State to act on the recommendations of two security committees, led by former Inspector General of Police Muhammad Abubakar and former Deputy Governor Ibrahim Wakkala, to put an end to the state’s current state of insecurity.

Takori, who served as the federal representative for Zamfara State’s Bukkuyum/Gummi seat from 2007 to 2011, claimed that the state administration may benefit from the recommendations in the committees’ reports about the fight against banditry.

When asked for advice on how to deal with security issues in the state, the former federal lawnmower recommended that the governor always consult with retired military and security officers.

No one in Zamfara State is pleased with the current level of safety, he claims.

Let me tell you the reality, my amiable governor: many lawful activities have been shut down, primarily because of security concerns. Those farmers who depend only on farming for support have taken to begging on the streets.

Farmers can’t go to their fields because of the security situation, he said, leading to an increase in food costs that has the poor questioning whether or not democracy is being practiced in Nigeria.

In response to former governor Matawalle’s plan to arm citizens in the state for self-defense, Takori argued that the practice was legal under international law and was explicitly protected by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He continued, “Both international and domestic law recognize that, but in Nigeria, we are not developed enough to carry guns in the name of self-defense because we can use the arms wrongly.”

However, before you may legally carry a firearm, you’ll need to get a license. The conclusion of the whole situation is that licensed guns in Nigeria may end up in the hands of public adversaries that the government is combating

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