Minority leader of the house of representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari should personally issue the directive to shoot persons bearing arms illegally.
Elumelu spoke on Thursday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He, however, noted that the order was a welcome development.
“The statement credited to the media aide to Mr President is a welcome development but I would have preferred that Mr President himself made that broadcast,” the lawmaker who represents Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency noted.
Giving reason for his statement, Ndudi explained that Buhari, in his broadcast, would have condemned criminal acts by some herders and believes that would have sent a strong message to those bent on perpetuating crime across the country.