‘Do not pick up arms to defend yourselves’ — Minister
Nigerians have been asked not to take up arms to defend themselves against robbers, killer herdsmen, or boko haram, according to the Federal Government.
This was said by Muhammed Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, during the second annual ministerial media briefing held at the police headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
“in as much as we shouldn’t expect the people to just be sleeping without taking measures to ensure that they secure themselves, their neighbours and their communities. That is the essence of community policing measures, report to the police.
“So, we need to have the support and partnership of Nigerians in the efforts we are making towards fighting crimes and criminalities”, he said.