Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Doguwa, has said Nigerians should be allowed to carry arms for self-defense in the face of current security situation in the country.
He said this during plenary on Thursday when the House was debating the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a train filled with passengers in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
Doguwa said that the security agencies have failed and citizens should not be at the mercy of terrorists or bandits.
In his comment, a lawmaker representing Kano North constituency at the lower chamber, Honourable Aminu Suleiman said the security agencies are displaying incompetence.
He also drew the attention of the House to a potential group of terrorist in Kano State called Suka, which may pose another security threat in the future.
Suleiman who questioned the effectiveness of the House regarding the resolutions passed on security-related matters, urged the lawmakers to embark on a strike until the security situation is addressed.
He also challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his responsibilities and safe Nigerians in hand of non-actors destroying lives and property.
Also speaking, an honorable representing Chibok, Damboa and Gwoza Federal Constituency, Ahmed Jaha lamented that a member of the House wrote a commendation letter to one of the Service Chiefs and he is pained by it.
Honorable Dachung Bagos, in his remark, asked the house to suspend releases to security agencies until they can account for all the funds released so far.