Licensed guns' withdrawal: Reps ask Buhari to rescind executive decision

Licensed guns' withdrawal: Reps ask Buhari to rescind executive decision

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked by the House of Representatives to immediately rescind his decision on the revoking and withdrawal of licensed guns from their owners.

The House made the call on the president after a motion to that effect was sponsored by Honourable Ukeje from Abia state.

Recall that President Buhari recently signed an executive order, compelling all gun owners to surrender their licensed guns to the state authorities.

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The decision was aimed at checkmating the rising cases of banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality in the country, Vanguard reports. notes that the House, however, said the revocation would further expose law abiding Nigerians to danger.

The House, which said licensed guns were not the ones used to perpetrate crimes, urged the security agencies to go after the criminals who were apparently carrying out their nefarious acts with unlicensed guns.

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Meanwhile, previously reported President Muhammadu Buhari officially started his second term in office as the democratically elected president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

The president was sworn in on Wednesday, May 29, following his victory in the 2019 general elections where he defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

In the ceremony held in Abuja, the president took his oath alongside the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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