Written by on April 3, 2022

Following renewed attacks on Benue communities, the state Governor, Samuel Ortom has reiterated his call on the people to rise up and defend themselves against forces bent on taking over their land.

He gave the charge in Zaki Biam, Ukum Local Government Area of the state Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at the burial of the Second Republic Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Akaai Chaha.

The Governor who lamented how Fulani herdsmen in the past few days carried out coordinated attacks on some local governments said his call on the people to defend themselves was backed by the Bible and constitution.

Governor Ortom maintained that the Government on its part was doing everything necessary to secure the people and the land, saying it was the reason why the Community Volunteer Guards was formed to complement conventional security agencies who have been completely overwhelmed

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