Governor Samuel Ortom has said that farmers should be allowed to bear AK-47 rifles like herdsmen so that they can defend themselves.
Answering questions from newsmen at the Makurdi airport on his arrival for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Abuja, Governor Ortom stated that a situation whereby herdsmen carried sophisticated weapons like the AK-47 rifle and farmers are asked to defend themselves with cutlass and Dane guns are unfair.
“Farmers should be allowed to carry weapons consummate to the weapons herdsmen are carrying about, killing people,” said Ortom,
He said he was happy that the House Representative is working towards a legislation whereby every Nigerian will have weapons to defend themselves.
“Let everyone have weapons so that we can face each other[; not when you have a cutlass and Dane guns to face someone with AK-47.”