The Department of State Security (DSS) in Benue State has said that the forthcoming elections in the state would be bloody unless the illegal arms in circulation are withdrawn.
According to the DSS, the quantity of firearms in circulation in the state which has had a number of 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 there is a need to address the issue 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.