Solution to insecurity is mass recruitment not arms legalisation – Seun Kuti

Controversial Nigerian singer and instrumentalist, Seun Kuti has vehemently opposed the calls for the legalisation of arms in the country.

The Grammy-nominated artiste is of the opinion that Nigeria is not yet ripe for civilians to use firearms as a way of defending themselves amid rising insecurity.

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Speaking during an Instagram live session, if government is serious about protecting the citizens all they have to do is recruit more security personnel.

He said arms legalisation would only translate to the rich killing the less privileged at will, and politicians are advocating for it because they wish to get into the gun trade not because they are concerned.

The son of late Afrobeats icon, Fela Kuti also pointed out how the slightest provocation can cause blatant abuse of guns.

He said: “I don’t believe our society is ripe for us to say we want to put guns in anybody’s hands. First of all, it just means that rich children would be killing poor children all over the place. That’s what would happen.

“All you poor children, they will just be shooting you. Any little franca, they will just pull out guns. Whatever arms you can buy, they can buy bigger ones.

“The politicians are talking about arms legalisation because they want to make money from the trade not because they care about your protection. Nigerians don’t need guns to be protected. If the politicians are serious about protecting Nigerians, they can employ enough personnel to secure the country.”