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FG’s gun control policy unacceptable — Igbo Congress

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The Public Relations Officer of World Igbo Congress, Basil Onwukwe, has blamed the Federal Government for the plight of citizens, saying: “We can no longer support the experiment of the last four years that failed Nigerians .”

In a statement, the group said: “World Igbo Congress is watching with caution the developments in Nigeria, though the present administration is still in the battle of legitimising itself from the failed political experience we had this year. The recent proposed ban on firearms has heightened our security concerns.

“The gun control policy of the administration is unacceptable and unwarranted in the present circumstances, where our only self defenCe is taken away… The government must appreciate the cultural differences and utilise them to enhance the developmental strategy of the ethnic group.

“The government understands that Islamic jihad orchestrated by Boko Haram and herdsmen in the northern states has overwhelmed it. Northern state ethnic uprising cannot be used to frame a national policy on gun control…”

“We are also calling on the government to settle structural debacle of the Nigeria system. Politics and governance can only work if structure is firmly settled, then stability and development become easier and simple to handle.


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