By Ibironke Ariyo and Kelechi Ogunleye
Dr Ahmed Audi, Commandant General, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said Nigerians are not ready to be allowed to bear arms.
Audi made the observation when he was featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.
“I strongly disapprove of it. Even now, when there is no law in existence, you still have a proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the hands of people.
“It has to do with civilisation and education. Even in Europe and America, where they have that law where virtually everybody who can drive can have arms, they are trying to control it now because of how some events unfold.
“In the world, especially in Europe and America, somebody will just wake up and just go to a school and open fire on kids. You know that is madness.
“And so for me, I don’t think we are there yet to allow citizens to carry arms.”