Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has forwarded a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for firearm licensing for the newly established Benue State Community Volunteer Guards.
Recall that the Benue state Governor inaugurated the security outfit last week to provide surveillance and intelligence gathering in the wake of persistent herdsmen attacks.
Ortom talked about the letter while hosting a delegation from the Northern Christian Women Coalition at the Government House in Makurdi on Monday August 8.
He said the move became necessary following the legitimated process of establishing the Guards to help restore peace in the troubled parts of the state.
The Governor expressed hope of Buhari approving the request to also empower his people against their transducers or at best, leave room for a fair level of response on the defence of his people.