SAMUEL ORTOM LAUDS BUHARI OVER ORDER TO SHOOT PERSONS WIELDING AK-47

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering security agents to shoot anyone seen bearing AK-47 rifle.

Ortom on Thursday said that the order would reduce the level of criminality, banditry and herders’ attacks on Benue communities as well as other parts of the country.

The governor gave the commendation while receiving officials of Universal Basic Education Commission in Makurdi, the state capital.

“I wish to commend Mr President for his recent order against those bearing AK-47 rifles. This, I am sure, will reduce the high rate of criminality, banditry and militia herdsmen attacks on our farming communities,” the governor stated.

Ortom noted that Buhari had done the right thing by listening to the calls he and other concerned Nigerians made on the need for the Federal Government to act faster and decisively to save the country from degenerating to a state of anarchy.

“I don’t only criticise, I also commend where necessary and I want to say shame on those who were bashing me for writing to Mr President because he has finally heeded my advice,” the governor added.

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