The Benue State government has set a target to recruit ten thousand persons into the State Community Volunteer Guards.
Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this, Tuesday, while speaking at the funeral of his foster father, Elder Joseph Vanger Iyorhon, at Gbajimba, headquarters of Guma Local Government Area.
Ortom assured the people that his administration remained committed to the protection of lives and property.
He explained that the recruitment of 10,000 persons as Community Volunteer Guards is intended to complement the efforts of conventional agencies in providing security to the state.
Governor Ortom said already, 500 personnel were recruited and kitted, while 1000 are undergoing training and will soon be formally inaugurated.
He then encouraged youths in the state to join the security outfit. He said time had come for everyone to be part of the security in the state.