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Elumelu gives his support on PMB's order to shoot anyone found with AK-47 gun.

The security issue in the country is apparently getting out of hand and measures are being taken to curb it and make the country as peaceful as possible.

The President this week through his media aide gave an order to security personnels urging them to shoot anybody seen with an AK-47 gun. The order has generated a lot of reactions from people across the country, as some have shown support for the idea.

The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu has backed president Muhammadu Buhari's order to shoot anyone found in the possession AK-47 rifles in the country.

Speaking on Thursday during an interview with Channels Television on the usual Politics Today show, he noted that the president should have come out himself to give the order rather than using his media aide.

Elumelu, who represents the Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, was quoted saying :

"The statement credited to the media aide to the president is a welcome development but I would have preferred that Mr President himself made that broadcast", the lawmaker said.

He also believe that Buhari in his broadcast could have condemned criminal acts by some herders and that would have sent a story message to those bent on perpetuating crime in the country.

" I would like him to outrightly condemn the activities of the herdsmen". He added. "They are everywhere messing up all the communities, attacking people".

It could be recall that since the president's order, other government officials have backed him up including the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, which he believes will reduce criminality and banditry in the country.

With all these reactions, it is seen by some that the president is taking a step in the fight against insecurity in the country though it is actually becoming overwhelming.

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