Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has called on the people of the state to brace up to defend themselves in the face of incessant killings by the herdsmen.
During a radio programme titled, ‘issue of the moment’ on Tuesday, the governor said that it was necessary for them to do it in a legitimate way so as not become easy prey to their killers.
According to him, “It is because we are law abiding, that is why we are being attacked daily”, adding, “you need to listen and hear the opinion of the people of the state on the matte.
I think the people should have the right to defend themselves and not make themselves easy prey to be killed in their homes. So any lawful means, you can adapt to defend yourself just go ahead in Benue state. We are not going to wait for the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to do it.”
Governor Ortom noted that in spite of the presence of policemen in the state, killings were still on-going in the two local government areas.