- Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has dismissed calls for citizens to take up arms and defend themselves against mounting attacks across the country
- Oyetola posited that the call would lead to anarchy and claimed that the law should authorize Amotekun’s agents to carry guns
- Remember Remembering that Governor Matawalle of the state of Zamfara has asked the police to issue gun licenses to eligible and interested citizens. Akeredolu from Ondo State praised him.
Osogbo, Osun – Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola, has rejected the call for citizens to have guns to defend themselves against armed attacks across the country.
Oyetola expressed the rejection on Sunday, July 10th , when he appeared at the 2022 Osun gubernatorial debate organized by Channels Television in the state capital Osogbo.
Oyetola advocates Amotekun
While noting that the calling would lead to anarchy, the governor said the law should be changed to allow Amotekun’s agents to carry guns.
“I don’t think it’s unreasonable for the Amotekun people to be able to carry weapons.”
The governor said he would support the peoplec not encourage them to take up arms to defend themselves as it would bring anarchy to the country.
He added that while the Amotekun agents’ men currently not allowed to carry weapons but have helped secure Osun and neighboring states.
Governors who have encouraged citizens to own weapons for self-defense
Oyetola’s position comes amid a call for citizens to legally obtain weapons for self-defense. Violent abuse and crimes continue across the country.
Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle recently held a public Appeal by urging the police department to issue gun licenses to qualified and interested citizens in self-defense.
The appeal was quickly endorsed by his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, the festival t said current security structure was overwhelmed while calling for state police.
Gun licence: Police chief slams prominent northern governor, says gun ban still in effect
Ayuba Elkana, the Zamfara State Police Commissioner, said that the embargo on firearms is still in effect
Elkana said he was aware of the directive of the state governor, Bello Matawalle, unaware, prompted him to issue gun licenses to eligible and interested citizens. Defense.
The State Commissioner for Information said in a statement on Sunday June 26 that the government has instructed residents to prepare and procure anti-bandit weapons.