BENUE STATE GOVERNOR, ORTOM UNVEILS STATE’S SECURITY OUTFIT, “COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER GUARDS”

Benue State Governor, SAMUEL ORTOM has unveiled the state’s security outfit known as “Community Volunteer Guards”.

Governor ORTOM during the unveiling ceremony today held at IBB Square, Makurdi, said his administration decided to constitute the security outfit due to the failure of Federal Government to disarm terrorists bedevilling the state.

He also pledged that his administration would legally procure AK-47, AK-49 and other sophisticated weapons for the group.

ORTOM said 500 personnel drawn from the 23 local government areas of the state were recruited in the first batch, adding that thirty operational vehicles and 200 Communication gadgets were procured to enable the Volunteer Guards function maximally.

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