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Defend yourselves without carrying arms, use sticks to disarm attackers – Governor Ortom tells Nigerians

The governor of Benue State, Sam Ortom, says Nigerians should rise up to defend themselves against attackers without necessarily carrying arms.

The governor said citizens could use sticks to disarm attackers, recalling that he disarmed robbers armed with seven AK47 in the past.
According to him, security matters are not just left in the hands of security men as it requires thr collaboration of all Nigerians.
Ortom said this in an interview with State House reporters Tuesday after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Reacting to a recent call by a former Minister of Defence,Theophilus Danjuma asking people to defend themselves, Ortom said Danjuma was misrepresented.
“He (Danjuma) did not tell anybody to take up arms. He only said that people should protect themselves. Of course, you know that self-preservation is the first law of nature. You can’t just wait in your house and allow someone to come and kill you. You can resist the person, but you don’t necessarily need to have arms. I think that was what the former minister was saying.
“There is need for people to arise to defend themselves not necessarily using weapons that are banned. You can use a stick and disarm someone. Some years ago, I was able to disarm armed robbers with seven AK 47 without anything. I think that is the kind of thing he (Danjuma) is trying to say. Nigerians should rise up to do this.
“Security matters are not just left in the hands of security men, it requires every one of us to put our heads together and be courageous to be able to surmount it,” the governor stated.
– Daily Trust
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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

One Response to “Defend yourselves without carrying arms, use sticks to disarm attackers – Governor Ortom tells Nigerians”

  1. Good talk, Ortom. Sticks against AK 47s?

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