The Taraba State governor, Architect Darius Ishaku, on Wednesday night while featured on channels Television’s Politics Today programme said that the National Youth Service Corps Members should be allowed to serve for a period of two years, stating that this is very key in order for Corps member getting appointed with military training and handling of guns for self-defense as Nigeria today is no longer safe.
Gov. Ishaku, whose state has been a victim of several terrorist activities ranging from Boko Haram insurgency coupled with killings by armed militias, stress the fact that Nigerian citizens should be allowed to bear arms for self-defense against their aggressors.
He said, “When the security can’t protect you, then something in the alternative must come in, we must be practical. Train people, give them practical induction, let them know what to do.
“The NYSC I will say should be two years. One year for compulsory military training and the other year for the social works that they are doing now so that anybody who graduates as an NYSC person can know how to handle the gun and defend himself just as it is done in Israel, Lebanon and other places, you must engage your citizens to be proactive. When you cannot provide security, you must allow the people to protect themselves.”
He lamented that all the insecurity and terrorist activities in the North-East were being sponsored by some influential persons; my reasons are very simple he said.
“How would a local man buy AK-47s such an expensive weapon? It is in a video and all over the place where someone confessed that the guns were being given to them and they were being trained on how to use them. It is the work of the security agents to get to the roots of this.”
Gov. Ishaku finally, assured the people of Taraba State that his Administration will continue with the good works he had been doing and ensure that development and security is guarantee to all residence within the state and beyond.