Omokri disagrees with Ned Nwoko, says Nigerians can't bear arms for self-defence


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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

A former presidential spokesman, Reno Omokri has disagreed with Senator Ned Nwoko who is sponsoring a bill that Nigerians should be allowed to bear arms.

The lawmaker representing Delta North Senatorial District had on Thursday, explained in detail his proposed bill that will allow Nigerians to bear arms for self-defence following the spate of insecurity across the country.

But Omokri in a tweet on X on Monday said he disagreed with Nwoko, saying Nigeria is not yet right for self-defence.

“I will have to disagree with Senator Ned Nwoko. Nigeria is not yet right for self-defence. Maybe at some point in the future. But not now. Granting citizens the right to bear arms will cause more challenges than it will solve.

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“Look at what happened at Okuama. We have not even passed such a law, and civilians are already killing soldiers and police officers in Delta and other states.

“What will now happen to their fellow citizens when it becomes law? Obidients would have sent me to join my ancestors by now. People who can kill soldiers will not think twice before killing their neighbours,” he said.

Omokri added that “tribal And religious disputes will result in bloodbaths. Husbands and wives will settle DNA disputes with bullets.

“Debtors will solve their indebtedness by taking out their creditors. State Police makes better sense than arming Nigerian citizens. We are not yet mature enough to individually control firearms. Am I lying?”

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