Following the loss of confidence in the police to halt the incessant attacks on Benue valley, Governor Samuel Ortom has advised the people of the state to brace up and not become easy prey to their killers.
The governor gave the charge to his people during the radio programme, ‘issue of the moment’ monitored on Tuesday.
Governor Ortom decried the inability of the security operatives to stop the killings and arrest the killers as well as the perpetrators of the new year killing which he said was still ongoing.
He explained that despite the presence of police, the killings in the state was yet to be abated, expressing doubt of compromise among those who were supposed to provide security to the people of the state.
According to him, ‘It is because we are law abiding that is why we are being attacked daily,’ and advised his people, ‘you need to listen and hear the opinion of the people of the state on the matter.’
“I think the people should have the right to defend themselves and not make themselves easy prey to be killed in their homes.”
“So any lawful means, you can adapt to defend yourself just go ahead in Benue state. We are not going to wait for the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to do it.”
The governor commensurate with families of the police personnel who were killed in the cause of carrying out their official duty in the state.
“It is unfortunate, the Police are dying and the Inspector General of Police is playing politics with the issue.
“The man should resign because he has failed woefully. He doesn’t have the capacity.
” There are many good Police officers who can take over that job and perform creditably by turning around the security architecture of this country and make the thing work and protect lives and property. That man has no business being the IGP,” Ortom lamented.
Ortom who regretted that the IGP rather than arresting the killers of Benue people, had turned himself to the mouthpiece of Miyeitti Ala Kautal Hore, he, therefore, charged him to resign his appointment so that he would be able to serve full time as the spokesman of Miyeitti Alla.