For constituting themselves into security risk in the state capital governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has ordered the immediate arrest of the leaders of an illegal group, ‘Hunters and Forests Security Guards in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The chief press secretary to the Governor, Nathaniel Ikyur in a statement issued on Tuesday said, an illegal group known as Hunters and Forests Security Guards caused heavy security breaches on the streets of Makurdi when they shaved a young lady’s hair.

The Governor who disowned the illegal organisation that forcefully shaved a young lady’s hair on the street of Makurdi said “they are not an agency of the state government.”

He maintained that the state government has no relationship with the Hunters security outfit and will not in anyway condone their operations in the state.
“The Hunters and Forest Security Guards group is not a creation of the Benue State Government and we absolutely do not have any relationship with it in whatever form. “As the Chief Security Officer of the State, I am appalled by the unlawful acts of these people and I condemn this in unequivocal terms and state categorically that my government has nothing to do with this group and its actions”

Governor Ortom reiterated that his government does not condone injustice of any form and inhuman treatment of persons based on gender, social, political religious or ethnic segregation.

The Governor emphasized that as a government, which has been in the forefront of the fight against insecurity and all forms of injustice and discrimination against her people, he would not fold his arms and watch some lawless persons maltreat his subjects.

“I have repeatedly maintained that i will never allow criminals take over the state. Benue citizens are law-abiding and we cannot allow illegal bodies to operate and harass people here.”

Consequently, the following persons who are leaders of the group have been arrested by the Police for breach of security in the state.

The statement listed those arrested to include: State Commandant, Ajonye Peter, Deputy Commandant, Leva Luther, Admin Officer
Jov Peter Charles and the State Adviser Godwin Adinya,

The statement charged the police to properly investigate those involved in the act and ensure that justice is done in order to serve as a deterrent to other persons or groups that may want to take laws into their hands to visit mayhem on innocent citizens

By admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *