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Presidency releases video of Buhari’s directive on AK-47 holders

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The Presidency on Thursday released a video showing President Muhammadu Buhari directing the military and other security agencies to shoot on sight any individual caught with an AK-47 rifle and other dangerous weapons.

The President had about two weeks ago gave the directive following the abduction of over 300 students from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State.

While several Nigerians had commended President Buhari for the directive, others including the Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) urged the President to tread with caution.

READ ALSO:  Buhari orders security agents to shoot anyone in possession of AK-47 rifle, others

In a video posted on the Presidency official Twitter handle [email protected], Buhari was seen issuing the directive to military commanders and heads of other security agencies.

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

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