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Killings on the Plateau: Nigerians have the right to bear arms for self-defense – Army Chief Falana responds

Nigeria’s Senior Advocate, Femi Falana, SAN, said Nigerians have the right to bear arms for self-defense.

Mr Falana said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaha, was wrong in his position on Nigerians carrying arms.

Following the attacks on several villages in Plateau State on Christmas Eve, Lagbaha said Nigerians have no right to bear arms.

However, Falana said Nigerians must obtain a permit to carry weapons.

Speaking on Channels Television's Sunrise Breakfast on Wednesday, Falana said: “It is not true that Nigerians do not have the right to bear arms in the first place. Aside from the fact that it recognizes the right of self-defense.

“In other words, if someone points a gun at me, I can immediately grab another gun and I have the right to fire.

“But first you have to apply for a license.

“I'm just talking about the right of self-defense guaranteed by the Constitution.”

Source: dailypost.ng

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