By Terver Akase
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s efforts at ensuring peace in the state and its neighbours through the amnesty programme has won the recognition of the United Nations, UN.
The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM), in a letter to Governor Samuel Ortom on the 6th Biennial Meetings of the UN, said the amnesty programme of the state initiated by the present administration has been adopted as a model in Africa and other parts of the world for ending conflicts through peaceful disarmament.
The letter added that during the New York event, efforts to attract additional international partnership/funding for the implementation of PRESCOM’s intervention in Benue State will also be in focus. It will be recalled that more than 700 youths embraced the Ortom administration’s amnesty programme and hundreds of assorted weapons were recovered.