Despite the killings, kidnapping and raping of Nigerians in their homes and bushes, minister of police affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi said he is against plans to allow individuals to bear arms.
According to the Minister, the country is not ripe for such decision but could not explain how the state actors can stop the rising insecurity.
Dingyadi told journalists in Abuja that the number of illegal arms and ammunitions in the country is part of the problems fueling insecurity in the country.
Majority leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Doguwa had on Thursday said that it is time for Nigerians to be allowed to bear arms to defend themselves against terrorists, a group of people that hold the arms the minister was referring to.
Dingyadi said the federal government is working tirelessly to mop up illegal weapons in the circulation adding that any attempts to legalize bearing of arms by individuals will be counter productive.
Despite the numerous security agencies, the country has including secret police, the Minister said the security agencies need information and intelligence to tackle these problems.
He said since bandits and terrorists move freely in the communities with their weapons, that it is important the people at the community should give the police adequate information to work on.