Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom,has urged the military to release 40 repentant militias in its custody.
The governor has also called for the release of official vehicles purportedly confiscated by the military.
Ortom made this known while briefing newsmen after a five- hour State Security Council meeting in Government House, Makurdi on Friday.
He explained that the call for the release of the repentant youths arrested by the military was neccessary so they could continue with the amnesty programme of the state government
The militias were said to be on their way to Makurdi for the amnesty programme on September 8 before they were intercepted from a government convoy in Gboko and arrested.Their leader,Gana was however,not lucky as he was gunned down by the military.
The governor also appealed to the military to return all items that were confiscated saying” some of those vehicles were hired,some are official vehicles to our government officials, Some other things are documents,We appeal that all these be returned to us”.