Governor Samuel Ortom has told residents of Benue state to defend themselves with dane guns and other weapons not prohibited by the law, when attacked by gunmen.
Ortom gave the directive at an inter-denominational church service held at the government house in Makurdi, Benue capital on Sunday May 23.
He further disclosed that the licence to own a dane gun could be obtained at local government secretariats in the state.
The Governor said;
“I will no longer announce the deaths of those killed by Fulani herdsmen, rise up and defend yourselves with weapons not prohibited by law, bows and arrows, spears and knives.
“Get a licence for dane guns from local government chairmen and use them to defend yourselves.
“God assured me some time back that as long as I lived within the circle of his presence, no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper.”