The Department of State Security (DSS) in Benue State has stated that the forthcoming elections in their state could be bloody unless the illegal arms in circulation are withdrawn.
Based on the DSS, the amount of firearms in circulation in the state that has had numerous farmer-herder clashes recently, is scary and is dangerous to the 2015 elections. Deputy Director of the Service, Frank Obi, who spoke during a meeting organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Makurdi, said they have to address the problem to ensure a peaceful election next year.
“Nobody is worried about retrieving them. The arms are mostly in the possession of youths and must be totally mopped up in-order for next year’s elections not to be turned into a battle field.” he said.