High powered arms in wrong hands capable of overrunning the country – Shehu Sani


Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district has expressed concern that government must act fast to mop up illegal arms to save the country from plunging into full blown war.

He said the scale of arms in wrong hands across the country was capable of overrunning the country, if nothing was done before 2019 general elections.

The lawmaker who did not spare the political class said, Nigeria politicians believe in winning elections through violence by arming thugs, adding that politicians were behind killings across the country.

Speaking on a motion on “proliferation of arms” in Nigeria which was sponsored by his colleague, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, he said the proliferation of arms was as a result of wrong orientation of what politics was all about.

“We must tell ourselves the truth that we must have a wrong orientation of politics.”

“Until we have a reorientation that politics is about serving the people and that it is not a do or die affair, we will not stop arming people against political enemies. ”

“We were made to know that these arms came from Lybia, what happened to Nigeria immigration, what happened to Police, what happened to Nigeria Customs, what happened to those guarding our borders”, Sani queried.

“Our political orientation is responsible for scale of arms and Mr. President, we must change our orientation. Those up there think they can use their position to unleash terror on the people to have their way in politics.”

“The political class teach the people to use violence and it’s part of our political culture. In that case, what do we need to invite the IGP or Military chiefs to do.”

Sani revealed that military men have withdrawn from the scene in Birnin Gwari in Kaduna South before gunmen killed over 45 persons few days ago.

“Just few days ago, the military withdrew from where people were killed in Birnin Gwari of Kaduna South because of sophisticated arms in the hands of anonymous people than we have in stockk as a state.”


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