Mr President has warned Nigerians that bearing firearms without licence is illegal in the country. The President also directed that whoever is found with such illegal firearms should be arrested immediately and prosecuted.
He also warned that no pardon can ever be granted to persons found perpetrating violence or promoting its occurrence in any way. THISDAY recalls that one of the charges being faced by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) in his trial by the Federal Government is that of illegal possession of firearms, which were discovered in his house in Abuja during a raid.
The President, who was represented by his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, stated this yesterday at the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 38 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State. He added that there was nothing noble about banditry and criminal violence and it must therefore be stopped.