The Governor of Benue, Dr. Samuel Ortom has called on the indigenes of the Middlebelt state to go obtain weapons not prohibited by the law to defend themselves against Fulani herdsmen terrorists.
Dr. Ortom stated this ok Sunday in the Benue State capital, Makurdi at the final day of congregational prayer and fasting meeting held at the Chapel of Grace, Government House.
The prayers were to solicit God for peace in the State.
“I’ll no longer announce the deaths of those killed by Fulani herdsmen, rise up and defend yourselves with weapons not prohibited by law, bows and arrows, spears and knives. Get licence for dane guns from local government Chairmen and use them to defend yourselves,” he said.
He reiterated that God will continue to keep him from his enemies so far as he doesn’t let go of God.
“God assured me some time back that as long as I lived within the circle of his presence, no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper,” he said.
On his part, the State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Akpen Leva assured the Governor that members of the Association will do everything to support him in his desire of securing the State.