Insecurity: Gov. Ortom Unveils State Security Outfit

Written by on August 5, 2022

In order to address the insecurity in Benue State, Governor Samuel Ortom has unveiled the state security outfit known as Community Volunteer Guards.

The governor unveiled the security outfit during the passing out parade held at IBB Square, Makurdi, the state capital.

The governor pledged to legally procure AK-47, AK-49 and other sophisticated weapons for the group in order to tackle the issue of banditry, kidnapping, robbery and herdsmen attacks as the federal government has failed to tackle those issues

Ortom said that 500 personnel drawn from the 23 local government areas of the state were recruited in the first batch. He added that thirty operational vehicles and 200 Communication gadgets were procured for the outfit.

He assured that operations of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards would be strictly guided by the law and warned that any personnel found wanting will be dismissed.


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