By Egbe Attah
Due to the state of insecurity in Benue South Senatorial District, the Senator representing the district, Sen. Abba Moro, recently summoned an emergency security meeting in Otukpo with the aim to finding a lasting solution to the menace.
Moro, who called for cross-fertilisation of ideas among the critical stakeholders in the senatorial district on ways of tackling the security problems in the area assured the stakeholders that he was ready to partner with the various components of the Senatorial District on security, to make Benue South more secured for all.
The lawmaker, who disclosed that he convened the meeting with a view to finding out what the various leaders in the senatorial district were doing in their respective areas, urged them to adopt community policing, stressing that security remains the business of all.
“We can’t continue like this. The level of insecurity in our land calls for concern and every right thinking member of our society should not sit down and watch, pretending all is well.
“It is on that note that I called for this meeting for us to discuss, brainstorm and find a lasting solution to this anomaly. We must subscribe to Governor Samuel Ortom’s directive that we should adopt community policing. We must protect ourselves since the security agents are overwhelmed by the challenges,” he explained.
Responding, the various council chairmen who responded in the affirmative said they held security parleys in their various local government areas.
They also restated their commitment to the directive of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, concerning formation of community volunteer guards in all the nooks and crannies of their local government areas.
The Voice gathered that the meeting was attended by the nine local government chairmen and members of the State House of Assembly from Benue South Senatorial District and other stakeholders in the district.