The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has revealed that there is a plan by the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government to hand over power to the armed Fulani bandits terrorists, in order to block the much-anticipated 2023 general elections, especially the Presidential election, from holding, .
He said this while accusing the government of paying deaf ears to the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by the terrorists, especially in the North.
Governor Ortom spoke in an interview with Reporters, on Tuesday, at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, the State capital, following the attacks on 2 communities in the State, where more than 24 persons were killed in their sleep by militia Fulani herdsmen, declaring “enough is enough”.
Recall, that suspected Fulani herdsmen had invaded and killed 8 persons, in Mbadwem, Guma Local Government Area, and 16 in Tiortyu, a sprawling settlement in Tarka Local Government Area, along Makurdi-Gboko road.
Governor Ortom, who was livid with anger, described the attacks as “unfortunate, and the height of impunity”.
The Governor recalled how he had always alerted Nigerians and the Federal Government on the murderous activities of the Fulani terrorists for many years, “yet they did not believe me. Now, they are gradually taking over every space in the country. We are now sharing our sovereignty with terrorists”.
He stated: “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.”
Speaking further, Governor Ortom said that he is old enough to understand the agenda of the Fulani terrorists against Nigeria, because according to him, “it is a plan to hand over to these Fulani men who are called bandits, so there will be no election”.
He appealed to good-spirited Fulani men, and those who have the ears of the President, to impress on him to stop the evil going on in the country.
He warned that if nothing is done, the people would resort to self help, which would throw the country into anarchy.
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