Ortom: Buhari paying deaf ears to incessant killing of innocent Nigerians

Ortom: Buhari paying deaf ears to incessant killing of innocent Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government, according to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, is turning a blind eye to the indiscriminate slaughter of Nigerians.

“Enough is enough,” the Governor declared in an interview with reporters on Tuesday, April 12; at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi.

This was in response to militant Fulani herdsmen killing more than 24 people in their sleep in two towns in the state.

Along the Makurdi-Gboko route, suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded and killed 8 people in Mbadwem, Guma Local Government; and 16 in Tiortyu, a large settlement in Tarka Local Government.

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Governor Ortom, visibly enraged, called the attacks “unfortunate and the pinnacle of impunity.”

He accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC government of turning a deaf ear to his and the people of Benue’s appeals; saying that “herdsmen continue to enter our towns and slaughter innocent people.”

“Yet they didn’t believe me,” the Governor said, recalling how he had warned Nigerians and the Federal Government for years about the Fulani militants’ horrific operations.

“They are gradually encroaching on every available space in the country. Terrorists now have access to our sovereignty.”

Meanwhile, Ortom claimed that the herdsmen and their backers planned to drive people away from their ancestral homes; seize land and create chaos in the country so that the upcoming elections would be cancelled.

In his words, “I suspect that very soon, some states will be completely taken over by these Fulani men called bandits. I suspect that very soon even the Presidential Villa will be handed over to them. I suspect strongly that this is their plan and so nobody should deceive me.”

The governor said he is old enough to understand the agenda of the terrorist Fulani against Nigeria; because as he puts it, “it is a plan to hand over to these Fulani men who are called bandits so there will be no election”.

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