FCT, Abuja – Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State has expressed concerns about the unrestricted availability of weapons like AK-47s and RPGs in the market, stating that individuals should have the right to purchase them for self-defence.
He emphasized that governors should not bear the blame for the security challenges affecting their states, as they lack the authority to command the military, police, and other security agencies to address these issues.
As reported by Daily Trust,
he said: “We governors are so-called chief security officers of our states, but we don’t have the authority to command the military, police or civil defence. They receive orders from above.”
Governor Radda has called on the federal government to assume a more significant role in safeguarding the lives and property of citizens across the country. In response to the security crisis, his administration legally established a ‘community watch corps’ to collaborate with the military to combat banditry.
Banditry: Kastina’s Gov Radda Wants Citizens To Buy AK-47, Gives Reason