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The governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, believes the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) plan should be a two-year programme that allows corps members to get military training.
The Taraba governor claimed during a Channels Television show on Wednesday that at the completion of the military training, ex-corps soldiers will be allowed to carry firearms to defend themselves.
He stated that, because the government cannot offer appropriate protection, individuals must take action to defend themselves.
“If you leave me, the NYSC, I will say it should be two years — one year for compulsory military training and the other year for the social works that they are doing now,” he said.
This is so that anybody who graduates as an NYSC person can know how to handle a gun, can know how to defend himself, just like it is done in other countries like in Israel, Lebanon and other places.
You must engage your citizens to be proactive when you cannot provide the security. You must allow them to protect themselves. Constitution or no constitution, you must first be alive.