Overwhelmed and frustrated by the deteriorating security situation in the state, Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku has asked Federal Government to grant all citizens right to carry gun to secure their lives and property.
“If one thing you do everyday is not working correctly then you should go find advise from somebody to tell you how you’ll do it differently to get it correct.
“You can’t keep doing the same wrong thing over and over. And if we can’t be able to provide security for our citizens then allow all the citizens to buy AK47 (gun).
“If everybody is licensed with AK47 (gun), I swear… nobody will come to your house and if the person even come, it will now depend of who is faster between both of you.
“But in a situation where we’re all guard with one particular security system that has been unable to work and we are told to sit down and be counting the day our time we come; I don’t agree with it,” the governor said.
Ishaku spoke in Jalingo when 15 Local Government Chairmen in the state paid him a condolence visit following the kidnap and killing of a council chairman by some yet-to-be apprehended gunmen.
Grief-stricken governor, however, condoled with the family of those who have lost their lives to the recent heightened insecurity across the country.
He urged Nigerians to be more “vigilant” in view of escalating violence and killings in virtually all the states.