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More states to procure AK-47 as insecurity worsens

More states to procure AK-47 as insecurity worsens
The  Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday said the state government would legally procure Ak-47 rifles for its security outfit, Community Volunteer Guards.

5th August 2022 Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom 5th August 2022 The  Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday said the state government would legally procure Ak-47 rifles for its security outfit, Community Volunteer Guards.Ortom disclosed this in Makurdi, the state capital at the unveiling of the security outfit just as states including Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Zamfara also indicated that they would arm their security agencies as insecurity worsened in the country.Also on Thursday, representatives of security agencies, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, the diplomatic corps and select government ministries, held a summit in Abuja on Thursday with a view to ensuring that schools are secure and re-opened At the unveiling of the Benue State Security outfit, Ortom revealed that the state was being attacked as a result of the peoples’ refusal to surrender their land.The governor said that his administration decided to constitute the security outfit due to the failure of the Federal Government to disarm the militias.

), said that the state was working towards empowering operatives of its security outfit, Amotekun Corps.The security adviser spoke in Ado Ekiti while reacting to a statement by the Benue State Governor, Sam Ortom, during the launch of a security outfit for his state that he would legally apply for a licence to buy AK-47 for the outfit.

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