Governor Samuel Ortom has asked the federal government to give approval for Nigerians to own guns.
The federal government has been urged to allow Nigerians own guns.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said when Nigerians are given the licence to own guns, the security challenges facing the country, especially the incessant herdsmen/farmers crisis will stop.
The governor made this known on Wednesday while addressing newsmen in Makurdi the State capital.
The governor who accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism, said the Federal Government deliberately refused to caution the armed Fulani men against killing innocent Nigerians.
He said he had once asked the Federal Government to grant him arm license, adding that “when an armed Fulani man is aware I have a gun, he would be scared of coming close”.
He urged the president to live up to his promise of “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”, adding that with the current security situation in the country, Buhari is for only the Fulani men.
Governor Ortom said: “This country belongs to all of us and the presidency must act fast because time is going.
“Why is the Federal Government quiet about this Fulani matter? When will the Federal Government come out to criticize and arrest these Fulani men carrying AK-47? Are we second class citizens in this country?”