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Friday, August 24, 2018

Fulani Herdsmen are making plans to kill me, Ortom cries for help


Fulani Herdsmen are making plans to kill me, Ortom cries for help





Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Friday alleged that
Fulani herdsmen had concluded plans to lay ambush and kill him along the
Makurdi/Laafia highway.



Ortom explained that he had received intelligence report about the plan to have him kidnapped and murdered.



Makurdi/Laafia road is the only route to Abuja.



The governor revealed this during an interactive session with the
church, traditional institution and other stakeholders towards peaceful
elections in 2019, organised by the Makurdi Catholic Diocese, and held
at the Pastoral Centre, Makurdi, the Benue State capital.



The governor, who spoke in Tiv dialect, disclosed that he got an
intelligence report which indicated that the Fulani herdsmen who are
currently occupying parts of Guma Local Government Area of the state
were already hatching plans to attack him along the Abuja-Lafia Road.



“The armed herdsmen, according to the intelligence report, would
ensure that all my security aides were killed, after which they would
kidnap and torture me before killing me.



“Already, I had reported the matter to the Police and other security agencies and they are aware of this.



“Therefore, anytime my spirit doesn’t allow me to travel by road, I
would call flight operators. But, just a few days ago, the Federal
Government has issued a circular directing that no flight should land in
Makurdi Airport again,”  Ortom stated.



Ortom also alleged that some Benue indigenes have connived with “forces in Abuja” to kill him

In a chat with newsmen, Catholic Bishop of Makurdi, Bishop Wilfred
Anagbe, disclosed that over 306 traditional rulers, youths, members of
the Catholic Women Organisation and Catholic Men Organisation and other
stakeholders were invited for the meeting to educate them on a
violence-free election ahead of 2019.







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