Self-defence: Reps ask FG to send troops to Zamfara

 Self-defence: Reps ask FG to send troops to Zamfara

AS the directive given by Zamfara State government to citizens of the state to acquire arms to defend themselves against bandits continued to generate reactions, the House of Representatives, yesterday, sought an urgent intervention of the Federal Government to urgently deploy  troops to quell the attacks in the state.

The lawmakers took the position on a day Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State said he would not ask people of the state to take up arms and defend themselves, adding that the security situation in his state has not degenerated to the level of asking the citizens to bear arms to defend themselves.

This came as Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said the state government relied on an extant legislation to direct residents to acquire weapons to defend themselves.

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