Will Civilians Bearing Firearms Improve Nigeria’s Security

On January 4, 2024, a Nigerian senator, Ned Nwoko, proposed a bill that permits civilians to own and bear firearms for protection. The senator explained that security agents are ill-equipped and incapable of protecting Nigerians, hence the need for Nigerians to secure themselves.

Indeed, terrorist attacks and kidnappings have ravaged Nigeria’s security architecture in recent times. Consequently, citizens have become more vulnerable to security threats. In December 2023, nearly two hundred were feared dead in an attack on community dwellers in Plateau state.

To read more, check the full article on The Guardian Nigeria.

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