In the face of  Nigeria’s deteriorating  insecurity situation, a former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has advocated  that Nigerians should be allowed to officially carry weapons to defend themselves.

The former Senator’s position came against the backdrop of attack by terrorists on an Abuja-Kaduna train, which left eight passengers dead, 41 injured and scores taken away by the attackers.

The train attack was coming after terrorists, numbering over 200, on Saturday invaded the Kaduna International Airport located in Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna State, disrupting operation and killing one security personnel of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

The attack caused panic at the airport and reportedly grounded a Lagos-bound AZMAN aircraft scheduled to take off at 12:30 pm.

Reacting to the recent security situation in a tweet on his Twitter handle, Sani who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, noted that the government’s alleged inability to tame terrorists demand that people be allowed to protect themselves.

He wrote: “If the government and security agencies can’t crush these terrorists and bandits kidnapping and killing our people in Northern and Southern Kaduna, people should be officially allowed to carry same weapons, and let’s see who owns the land.”

Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi, has warned individuals in the act of revenue diversion and racketeering to desist from these acts to avoid the wrath of the law.

She also enjoined Kwara people to deal directly with revenue officers of the state Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) at the various revenue touch points located across the state or transact through the online platforms of the Service and desist from illegality and patronage of agents for any revenue transaction.

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