Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday revealed that some Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons invaded his farm in Makurdi shot at him and some livestock guards.
Ortom who stated this on a program, “issue of the moment” he featured in on the state radio said he had to invite troops of Operations Whirl Stroke before the marauding herdsmen left.
“I was on my farm within Makurdi town last week when some herdsmen shot at me and shot the livestock guards who were on the farm.
The governor expressed deep concern that the herdsmen carry more sophisticated weapons than the security men.
“Many of these herdsmen carry AK47 and even AK49, you know that the latter is superior to the former and this is what some of the herdsmen are carrying.