Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his directive to security agents to shoot unauthorised persons bearing AK-47 rifles in the country.
Governor Ortom gave the commendation while receiving the Chairman of the governing council of the Universal Basic Education Commission Abuja, Professor Adamu Usman, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Thursday.
According to Governor Ortom, the president’s order would reduce the level of criminality, banditry, and militia herders’ attacks on Benue communities as well as in other parts of the country.
He said: “I wish to commend Mr President for his recent order against those bearing AK47 rifles. This I am sure will reduce the high rate of criminality, banditry, and militia herdsmen attacks on our farming communities.”
The governor stated that his cry for help has finally received attention.
“I don’t only criticise, I also commend where necessary. And I want to say shame on those sycophants who were bashing me for writing to Mr President because he has finally heeded my advice,” he added.