AK-47: Issue shoot-at-sight order yourself – Reps minority leader tells Buhari


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The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has said that it would be better if the order to shoot-at-sight any non-state actor bearing AK-47 rifle in the bushes came directly from the president’s mouth.

Elumelu stated this on a Channels Television programme, “Politics Today” on Thursday.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu issued the Wednesday statement in which the president gave the directive.

However, the Reps minority leader said it would carry more force if the president directly talked about it.

Elumelu said, “The statement credited to the media aide to Mr President is a welcome development. I would have preferred Mr President by himself to have made that broadcast,” Elumelu said.

“I will like him to outrightly condemn the activities of the herdsmen. They are everywhere, messing up all the communities, attacking people, because there are some people that are very fanatical and they will want to hear him speak.

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“Yes, Shehu, his media aide, making that statement is not the same thing as Mr President making that statement.

“I will like to see Mr President making that statement himself and also making that directive that anybody seen with any form of arms, not even AK-47 alone.”

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