Arms retrieval: It will fail if targeted at the opposition – Owaji-Ibani

The speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi Owaji-Ibani has described as a welcome development, the Federal Government’s move to retrieve arms and ammunitions in possession of unauthorized persons.

Mr Ibani, reacting to the recent Federal Government’s order to retrieve arms from hunters, vigilantes, and other people who ought not to carry arms in an interview with the press at the Port Harcourt International airport, said that if the people are allowed to carry arms illegally, it will increase criminality in the society.

Mr Ibani who said that the Order should carry no political undertone, noted that the exercise will fail if government’s action is targeted at the opposition.

He said that the State House of assembly, will continue to pass laws that will bring meaningful development to the state, adding that every action of Government, at the federal, state and local levels should be for the interest of the people.