The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, has stated that allowing Nigerians to possess guns will exacerbate the country’s instability.
He said this during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday evening, in response to a question about the call by the House of Representatives Majority Leader, Ado Doguwa, who said last week that Nigerians should be allowed to bear arms in self-defense due to the country’s deteriorating security situation.
“We are even doing everything we can to ensure that we reduce the circulation of guns among most Nigerians,” Dingyadi remarked. This should be limited to those who are meant to own them, use them, have been taught to use them, and have access to them.
“Otherwise, making it everyone’s problem would exacerbate the problem. This is my genuine viewpoint. “At this time, I don’t share that viewpoint, and I don’t support it,” the minister stated.
He went on to say that his government was doing everything it could to guarantee that wage increases for police personnel around the country were implemented as quickly as feasible.