Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom spoke at the Chapel of Grace service in Government House, Makurdi, at a round-up of a seven-day prayer and fasting programme for peace in the state, where he urged the people of the state to obtain a local gun licenses from local government areas for self-defense.
He stated that, he will no longer announce the deaths of those killed by Fulani herdsmen. He also stressed the need for citizens to defend themselves with weapons not prohibited by law, bows and arrows, spears and knives.
“Get license for guns from local government Chairmen and use them to defend yourselves,” he said.
“As for me, 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.