Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has declared that time is up for his administration and the people to take action against the incessant attacks by herdsmen.
The governor made it clear that it is time to stop crying over herdsmen attacks and take action against them. He revealed that they have commenced the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the Volunteer Guards to deal with the bandits.
He said: “A few weeks ago, Benue stakeholders met and gave this administration the mandate to activate and implement the Community Volunteer Guards Law enacted in 2000.
“We have already commenced the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the Volunteer Guards.
“Their duty is to support the conventional security agencies in defending their communities. We have cried enough. We will cry no more. Now is time for action.”
In his words: “Oyo and indeed the Yoruba nation have always stood with and supported the oppressed and have always been the voice of the oppressed in the country right from the inception.
You could recall Ortom vowed to go after the Buhari administration and expose the ills with the government as the people beside him in the government is not able to tell him the bitter truth.
In his words“That is what I stand for. I seek for justice, equity and fairness. For those who feel that Samuel Ortom is talking too much, I want to appeal to them, to give me justice, give our people justice, give our people fairness and ensure equity. I promise you that I will never say anything again.”
“Let me once again call on the APC led Federal Government to rise up and give leadership. Our people are in pains.
“From the North-East, North Central, North-West, South-South, South East and Southwest, everyone is faced with security challenges. Without security, there can be no meaningful development except in PDP controlled states.