Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has announced that his administration would partner with Benue State Chapter of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria of support in the fight to rid the society of criminals.
Governor Ortom made this remark when he received members of the group at Benue People’s House on Monday.
According to him, law enforcement agencies needed synergy with other organizations to enable them to succeed.
The Governor directed the Special Adviser on Security to harmonise the various vigilante groups in the state into one formidable body that can receive government support.
He disclosed that law enforcement agents and members of the civilian joint task force recorded a major success recently when they arrested several criminals with four AK 47 rifles, one pump action, 250 rounds of live ammunition and eight magazines.
Governor Ortom said the stick approach would be applied after the carrot approach that was used during the period of amnesty and noted that no criminal would henceforth be spared.