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NYSC Should Be Two Years – Taraba Governor

Following measures to tackle insecurity across the country, it has been reported that Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has disclosed that members of the National Youth Service Corps NYSC, should be allowed to undergo military training in order to know how to handle guns for self-defence.

Ishaku added that  the duration of the scheme should be extended from one year to two years to allow sufficient training for the graduates.

He reportedly made this known on Wednesday night while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme.

According to the governor, “When the security can’t protect you, then something in the alternative must come in, we must be practical. Train people, give them practical induction, let them know what to do.”

Ishaku stated that, “The NYSC I will say should be two years. One year for compulsory military training and the other year for the social works that they are doing now so that anybody who graduates as an NYSC person can know how to handle the gun and defend himself just as it is done in Israel, Lebanon and other places, you must engage your citizens to be proactive. When you cannot provide security, you must allow the people to protect themselves.”

He disclosed that “There are sponsors, these are brand new AK-47s. How would a local man buy such an expensive weapon? It is in a video and all over the place where someone confessed that the guns were being given to them and they were being trained on how to use them. It is the work of the security agents to get to the roots of this.”

The Governor also probed that, “If they can go out of this country and capture somebody who is declaring independence, why is it impossible for them to defend our people who are being killed in the farms?”


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