Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has asked that residents of the state defend themselves from the attacks of Fulani Herdsmen, Punch reports.
Speaking on the radio program “Issue of the Moment,” Ortom called for the resignation of Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The IGP has been unable to defend the residents of Benue State, Ortom said. He asked the residents to go ahead and defend themselves by “any lawful means.” He said:
I think the people should have the right to defend themselves and not to make themselves easy preys to be killed in their homes.
So any lawful means you can adopt to defend yourself, just go ahead in Benue State. We are not going to wait for the Inspector-General of Police to do it.
It is unfortunate, the people 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, making things work and protecting lives and property. That man has no business being the IGP.