- Governor Hope Uzodimma has informed the residents of Imo that the residents are not required to carry weapons for self-defense
- He issued this statement against this before the Background to Zamfara State Governor’s Comment on Allowing State Residents to Carry Weapons for Self-Defense
- Uzodimma assured residents of Imo State that the security situation was different than at state security agencies are up to the task
FCT, Abuja – According to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma is urging residents to arm themselves against terrorist attacks.
As reported by AIT News, Governor Uzodimma has spoken during a House of Representatives address in Abuja stated that there are federal residents state Imo is not allowed to carry weapons or ammunition of any kind for self-defense as the security situation varies greatly across the state.
Governor Uzodimma said he was amazed why Governor Matewalle would propose such an idea as a solution to the state’s insecurity.
< p class="align-left">He assured Imo residents that state security agencies are deployed and fully capable to deal with any looming security threats.
Buhari Commissions Completed Project in Imo – Gov Uzodimma
Governor Uzodimma, who met with President Buhari prior to his address to Statehouse reporters, announced that the President has approved the State of Imo to host this year’s “Army Day” in Owerri. Imo State.
The governor stated that hosting the ceremony will also help strengthen the state’s security capacity.
Governor Uzodimma could not refrain from expressing his deep gratitude to the President for approving the event as he will also be present to commission some completed projects in the state.
Akeredolu supports Matawalle of self-defense against bandits
Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has welcomed input from the Zamfara State Governor, who suggested that residents carry weapons in self-defense should.
However, Akeredolu explained that despite such a proposal, the idea is not plausible because the federal government will have a different opinion.
Akeredolu, who as a proponent of the S known to state police, reiterated his stance on need for state police.
Gun License: Police Chief Slams Prominent Northern Governor, Says Gun Ban Still in Force
In contrast, legit.ng reported that Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has said that the arms embargo is still in effect.
Elkana said, he was unaware of the directive issued by the state’s governor, Bello Matawalle, urging him to issue gun licenses to eligible and interested citizens in self-defense.
The state commissioner for information said in a statement on Sunday, June 26, the government has instructed residents to prepare and procure anti-bandit weapons.