The Nigerian Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammed Dingyadi, has urged all Nigerian to stay put and avoid every form of taking up arms illegally as a means from defending themselves from the raging insecurity in the country. ayokinews.com reports
Mr. Dingyadi stated this known amid the wake call by prominent Nigerians advising Nigerian to protect themselves from the raging insecurity in the country.
The Police minister said this during the second annual ministerial media briefing held at the Nigerian Police headquarters on Tuesday in Abuja (FCT) following the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, wake call to Nigerians.
Dingyadi noted that Mr. Masari was entitled to his own personal opinions as stated in the constitution.
He said, “I think we should know that we are in Nigeria, where everybody is entitled to his opinion. I think the governor has the right to canvass for what he thinks it is right in his state”.
“Of course, we shouldn’t expect the people to just be sleeping without taking measures to ensure that they secure themselves, they secure their neighbors and they secure their communities. That is the essence of community policing.
“So, we need to have the support and partnership of Nigerians in the efforts we are making towards fighting crimes and criminalities. I think that is what the governor is talking about.
“Everybody should contribute his quota towards fighting crimes. We are not saying people should take arms illegally.”