The Benue State Police Commissioner, Mr. EneOkon, has lamented that the increasing spate at which politicians were arming thugs was causing proliferation of arms in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The police boss stated this when he played host to leaders of the Socio cultural groups of the state, including the Mdzough U Tiv, Ochetoha K’ Idoma, (OKI) and the Omi Ny’ Igede, (ONI) stated that the command was fully aware of the plot by some desperate politicians to cause mayhem in the state during the elections.
He stressed the need for the tribal leaders to sensitise the politicians against the habit of stockpiling arms and the use of thugs to kill and maim.
Earlier, in his speech, Chairman of the tribal leaders, Chief Edward Ujege, who led the delegation, lauded the Command for the manner it handled the insecurity situation in the state. Ujege expressed the hope that in the coming elections politicians will play the game by the rules.