Defend yourselves with gun, other weapons, Ortom urges Benue people


Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has told the people of the state to procure Dane gun and other weapons in defense against the onslaught of Fulani militias.

Ortom gave this advice on Sunday evening at an interdenominational church service held at the Chapel of Grace in Government House, Makurdi to draw the curtain on a seven-day prayer and fasting programme for peace in the state.

“I’ll no longer announce the deaths of those killed by Fulani herdsmen, rise up and defend yourselves with weapons not prohibited by law, bows and arrows, spears and knives. Get licence for dane guns from local government Chairmen and use them to defend yourselves,” the governor enjoined.

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