The Executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has launched a state security outfit codenamed Community Volunteer Guards to tackle terrorists and criminals causing havoc in the state.
During the launch of the security outfit in Makurdi, Ortom promised to legally acquire and fortify the guards with AK-47, AK-49 rifles and other weapons to be able to challenge and overpower terrorists.
Ortom said the current dispensation led by President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to secure Nigerians, hence the need for the state to find a means of protecting its people.
He said during the first batch of recruitment, personnel were recruited from the 23 local government areas of the state.
Ortom said since the Buhari administration has “failed to disarm the Fulani terrorists who have continued to maim and kill our people at will, the state government is going to apply for a license to legally procure AK47, AK49 and other sophisticated weapons for the Benue State Volunteers Guards to enable them to tackle these murderous terrorists effectively”.
He said there would be two weeks of training for 500 security personnel engaged to do the job to have some paramilitary knowledge.
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