Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State on Saturday said it was time to stop crying over the continuing attacks unleashed on people of the state by killer herdsmen.

This was said by the Governor at theBanquet Hall of the Government House during a media conference to mark his second year in office in his second tenure.

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Ortom said it was now time for action to protect the people of the state.

He said this push the activation of vigilante groups across the state, saying they should be allowed to carry arms to protect their communities.

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Ortom said, “A few weeks ago, Benue stakeholders met and gave this administration the mandate to activate and implement the Community Volunteer Guards Law enacted in 2000.

“We have already commenced the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the Volunteer Guards. Their duty is to support the conventional security agencies in defending their communities. We have cried enough. We will cry no more. Now is time for action.”