Accept responsibility for criminal activities in Benue, Ortom hits Buhari

Accept responsibility for criminal activities in Benue, Ortom hits Buhari

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Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has alleged that criminals in the State have an agenda to either drive away the people or kill them and takeover their land.

He stated that he would rather die than surrender his land to the Fulani “who have made over a million homeless in his State.”

The visibly angry Governor disclosed this when he received Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors without Borders on Tuesday in Makurdi, the State Capital.

He wondered why President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is handling killer herders with kid gloves despite having the capacity to deal with the menace which has claimed many lives.

Ortom charged the Nigerian leader to accept responsibility for the intolerable level of insecurity in the State which has deprived many people including farmers of their livelihood and prevented Children from going to school.

According to the him, “Our people are dying, our women, mothers are being raped, our children can’t go to school, they are suffering.

“These criminals, they display themselves on social media, claiming they are here for an agenda to drive our people away and take over their land and also kill them.

“And they are here courtesy of the Federal Government but for me, if they come, then I’m ready to die rather than to surrender my land to Fulani men. If God didn’t protect me, then I need no help from anybody”.

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FILE: BENUE STATE GOVERNOR, SAMUEL ORTOM PHOTOGRAPHED WITH A HEARD OF CATTLE AND ARMED HERDER
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