Presidency Releases Video Of Buhari’s Shoot-On-Sight Order For AK-47 Handlers

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The Presidency has released a video showing President Muhammadu Buhari ordering security agents to shoot on sight any civilian seen with AK-47 rifle, Igbere TV reports.

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had said on March 3 that his principal gave specific orders to military commanders to shoot any civilian bearing AK-47 rifle.

Several persons argued that the president should have given the order himself.

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However, on Thursday, the Presidency released a 14-second video clip showing the president issuing the order.

In the clip, Buhari said,

“Anybody with AK-47 should be shot because AK-47 is supposed to be registered and it is only given to security officials.”

The order came in the wake of concerns about herders carrying AK-47 rifles.

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi State counterpart Bala Mohammed clashed recently on whether herders should wield AK-47 or not.

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