Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday night, revealed that some Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm, in Makurdi, shot at him and some livestock Guards.
Ortom who stated this on a programme: “issue of the moment”, which he featured on, on the State’s Radio popularly known as Radio Benue, stated that he had to invite troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, before the marauding herdsmen left.
The Governor who decried the influx of Fulani herdsmen into the State, disclosed that they were armed with very sophisticated weapons.
“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.
“I have to inform the Operation Whirl Stroke, before the herdsmen ran away.
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.”