Ortom Slams FG Over Escalating Insecurity As 2023 Elections Beckon


The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has claimed that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is implicated in the security issues in the state, where roving Fulani herdsmen are killing local residents.

Ortom made this disclosure, during an appearance with the Arise TV Morning Show on Wednesday, June 29.

The governor further disclosed that security officers had released suspected armed herdsmen who had planned to kill him on March 21, 2021, at his property in the Tyo-Mu village, close to Makurdi, the state capital.

Ortom revealed;

The federal government is complicit in the insecurity going on in my state. The day that the federal government wants the insecurity to stop, they will call the security summit where I will present facts about what is going on.

Even as I speak to you, the people that attacked me a year ago, who are Fulani militia have been freed. No culprit has been brought to book.

He also described as barbaric, the gruesome killing of farmers in Edumoga, Okpokwu Local Government Area of the state by gunmen believed to be herdsmen.

More than 24 persons were recently killed in their sleep in Benue communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

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The suspected Fulani herdsmen had invaded and killed 8 persons in Mbadwem, Guma Local Government, and 16 in Tiortyu, a sprawling settlement in Tarka Local Government, along the Makurdi-Gboko road.

But Ortom believes the recent attacks in his state by militia Fulani herdsmen have to do with their agenda to take over the entire country.

Ortom said;

It is not just about a certain local government area, It is about the entire state, it is about the entire country, Nigeria.

Tell me where else, is it in Zamfara, where the Hausa people live and the Fulanis have decided to take over the land.

Is it in Kaduna, where the indigenous people were either traditionalists or Christians now they have been taken over?

Is it in the South East or in the Middle BeIt where the Fulanis have decided that they are going to take over this country and actively they have been supported by the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Like I said, I know they are not happy, we know they are angry. But that is the truth. Even if I am dead, let it be on record just like Martin Luther King of America who stood for the grass and said the truth. I am ready to do it.

This is the truth the Fulanis have made up their mind to take Nigeria as their own country and using Islam as a tool to ensure that they are in control.

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