Benue: Nnamdi Kanu reacts to attempt to assassinate Gov Ortom
Recall that suspected militia herdsmen attacked Ortom in his farm at Tyo-mu, along Makurdi -Gboko road earlier on Saturday
Addressing journalists after the incident, Ortom had said the militia ambushed and opened fire on him and his security personnel on his farm.
He decried that the attempt on his life happened a few days after the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore held a meeting in Yola and singled him out as a thorn in their flesh who must be eliminated.
The governor had pointed out that he received intelligence to that effect.
Reacting to the incident, Kanu in a tweet wrote: “Every day same #Fulani terrorists and their Fulani sponsors in Aso Rock terrorising the whole of #Nigeria.
“Instead of @USinNigeria to condemn such brazen act of criminality, they are busy configuring an elusive fake unity with the same #Fulani murderers. Failure of honest diplomacy.”
Source – Daily Post
Register Within Two Weeks Or Be Expelled From Our Land, Ekiti Tells Herdsmen
Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Olabode Adetoyi, who disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, said the registration would commence on Sunday.
In February, it will be recalled that the state government had conducted a two-week registration of farmers and herders, but not all those involved seized the opportunity.
Commenting on the development, Adetoyi said the exercise became imperative to ensure that all farmers and herders could be accounted for.
He added that the registration was also aimed at ensuring peace between the two groups and bringing incessant clashes between them to an end.
Source – Sahara Reporters
If you kill Ortom, be prepared to bury Nigeria – Wike warns FG
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has warned the Federal Government against conspiring to assassinate the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
DAILY POST reports that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia attacked Governor Ortom in his farm along Gboko-Makurdi road on Saturday afternoon.
Ortom while briefing journalists at the Benue Peoples House after the incident said he was inspecting his farm when the militia attacked.
Reacting, in a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant to the governor on Media, the Rivers Governor warned that a civil war may emerge if anything happens to his Benue State counterpart.
According to him, the Federal Government must be held responsible if Ortom is killed.
Source – Daily Post
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