The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has urged the Nigerian Government to allow every Nigerian to bear firearms to protect themselves, considering the security challenges in the country.
MACBAN made the call on Sunday, while reacting to a comment by Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed, that herdsmen are only carrying firearms for self-defence.
The Bauchi governor had come under severe criticisms from various quarters for defending armed herdsmen, going about with AK-47s.
But MACBAN’s Bauchi Chairman, Alhaji Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, told The Nation on Sunday that there was nothing wrong with the governor’s view since he didn’t say herdsmen should go and cause chaos with the weapons.
According to him, since the Nigerian government can no longer protect citizens, it is better for every citizen to protect themselves from bandits.