The lawmaker spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Thursday. He urged the President to condemn the heinous activities of criminal herdsmen in the country.
All News Nigeria earlier reported that the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said on Wednesday that the President has given specific orders to the military commanders to shoot any civilian bearing AK-47 rifles.
In his reaction on Thursday, the legislature said, “The statement credited to the media aide to Mr President is a welcome development but I would have preferred that Mr President himself made that broadcast.
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“One, condemning the activities of the herdsmen, he has not said it. I will like him to outrightly condemn the activities of the herdsmen, they are everywhere, messing up all the communities, attacking people.
“There are some people that are very fanatical about him and they will want to hear him speak. Shehu, his media aide, making that statement is not the same thing as Mr President making that statement. I will like to hear Mr President making that statement himself and giving that directive that anybody caught with arms, not even AK-47 alone, any form of arm that is not a member of the security agencies should be shot at sight.”