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Ortom to purchase AK-47, others for security outfit

Ortom to purchase AK-47, others for security outfit

4th August 2022 Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom 4th August 2022 Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday unveiled the state’s security outfit known as Community Volunteer Guards.Related News Insecurity: Benue govt restricts motorcyclists' movement Honour your agreement with ASUU, Ortom urges FG Atiku is my candidate - Ortom “Given the fact that the Federal Government has consistently 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 tackle these murderous terrorists effectively.“To do this effectively, the Benue State Government had approved a two-week capacity building programme for Five Hundred (500) personnel of the Community Volunteer Guards to learn some basic paramilitary aspects.” He assured that operations of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards would be strictly guided by the law and warned that any personnel found operating outside the said Law would be shown the way out forthwith.

Thirty operational vehicles and 200 Communication gadgets were procured to enable the Volunteer Guards function maximally.The governor said that his administration decided to constitute the security outfit due to the failure of federal government to disarm the fulani terrorists.

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