Authorities in Nigeria have released a video showing President Muhammadu Buhari demanding that security agents shoot on sight, any person or persons seen with a dangerous weapon such as an AK-47 rifle.
In the 14 minute clip, the President 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 video comes amidst a clamour even by some members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives for the president to issue the order by himself.
“President @MBuhari has given directives to security agents to shoot any person or persons seen carrying AK-47s in any forest in the country,” the tweet from the presidency read.
ARISE News had reported how President Buhari’s aide Garba Shehu, stated that the President gave specific orders to military commanders to shoot any civilian bearing an AK-47 rifle.
By Abel Ejikeme