Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has taken a swipe at his colleague, Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State regarding the matter of the Fulani herdsmen.
Orton has said that Mohammed is a ‘member of the killer Fulani herdsmen’. According to him, the Bauchi state Governor is conspiring against him.
He revealed duirng a press conference that his life was under threat following Mohammed’s outburst. He stated that his life is now at risk.
Few days back, Mohammed had accused Orton of creating a campaign which was criminalizing the entire Fulani tribe. Reacting to this, Ortom has said that Mohammed, “is one of the Fulani terrorists”
He said in part;
“Since he (Bala Mohammed) has chosen to vilify and intimidate me, I am compelled to think that he is one of the Fulani terrorists terrorising this country.
“Why did I say so? This is the same governor, who took oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The constitution does not give room to allow foreign armed Fulani herdsmen, Tiv people or Yoruba or any ethic group to come in and to carry arms.
“But the Bauchi governor said every Fulani man is a global man; so, he could go anywhere at any time. It is quite disappointing to hear a governor who took oath of office to say that.”
See video below;
Insecurity: Benue Governor Ortom slams Bauchi Counterpart Bala Mohammed
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) February 22, 2021