Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has warned the people of the state against hostility from security guards.
The governor also warned of actions that could result in the deaths of security agents sent to the state to restore peace.
Governor Ortom gave the warning to Daudu on Saturday during a funeral oration in honor of the late John Azulo, who died of suspected complications from COVID-19 and was buried a few months ago.
According to the governor, “No one should be tempted to be hostile to any member of the security personnel, let alone the bombing. I will not talk about attacking or killing security guards, ”Ortom said.
The governor said that security guards are supposed to protect lives and property and that they have families like all of us, just as blood flows through their veins the same as it does in others.
He said that rather than being hostile, the people of the state, especially young people, should support agencies in carrying out their constitutional duties to uphold the law.
The governor assured that the local government militia of Konshisha who had killed soldiers had murdered the sleeper, stressing that his administration would ensure that they are apprehended and subjected to the full wrath of the law.
Governor Ortom extolled the virtues of Chief Azulo, describing him as one who resisted the temptation to derail his known principles of love, peace, sincerity and strength of character for which he would always be remembered.
Benue State Legislative Assembly Speaker Titus Uba said the various testimonies of exemplary lifestyle that poured in at Chief Azulo’s funeral should inspire all who came into contact with him to live a life of dignity.
In separate speeches, Makurdi-Guma House of Representatives Member Hon.Benjamin Mnzondu, Guma Council Chairman Hon.Caleb Aba and Ter Guma, Leader Dennis Shemberga, all made the praise the deceased and allude to his exemplary lifestyle.
Previously, the pastor of St Francis Daudu Catholic Church, Reverend Father James Bature, whose sermon centered on “ his life, before and after death, ” challenged Christians to live the kind of life that could help them make heaven when they die.