The Benue Youth Discussion board has issued a 24 hours ultimatum to the Senior Particular Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu to apologize to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom over his latest remark towards the governor.
DAILY POST reviews that the president’s spokesman, on Thursday slammed Ortom for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to be proactive in curbing the worsening safety state of affairs within the nation.
Ortom had on Tuesday urged the president to convene a Safety Summit to proffer options to the incessant killings in Benue and different states throughout the nation by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Ortom spoke whereas addressing offended youths at Abagena following an assault in an IDP camp located locally which led to the demise of about seven individuals.
Nevertheless, Mr Garba Shehu in an announcement, stated Buhari was saddened by the governor’s stance on the killings, stating that Ortom solely sees different individuals’ issues however fails to see his personal.
Reacting, the Tiv Youth Discussion board, throughout a press convention organized by its President, Terrence Quantum described Garba Shehu as a Fulani megaphone employed to guard the curiosity of the Fulani herdsmen.
The group additionally referred to as on the Appearing Inspector Common of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba Alkali and the Division of State Service, DSS to arrest the Miyetti Allah militia and different Fulani teams.
The assertion reads in elements: “We view such conduct as a direct assault on our collective sensibilities and a dance on the graves of these killed by Fulani herdsmen. Shehu or no matter he calls himself and his employers ought to know that nobody is above the overall curiosity of the state. We advise him to tender a public apology to the Governor and victims of the Fulani herders’ assault in Benue for his unguarded utterances inside 24hrs.
“We urge the Inspector Common of Police and the DG of DSS to right away arrest the management of Miyetti Allah as chief sponsors of violence in Benue State.
“The worldwide neighborhood is hereby invited to beam its searchlight on Benue to unravel and stop the organized assaults on our communities by Miyetti Allah militia and different Fulani teams”.
“Shehu and his likes rejoice every time one other Fulani man is given a juicy appointment by Buhari to the chagrin of different ethnic teams. The nepotism being witnessed beneath this administration is unprecedented, but, the likes of Garba won’t ever advise the President to retrace his steps earlier than he plunges the nation right into a deeper disaster.
“He’s a Fulani megaphone utilizing the equipment of state to push a devilish plot of subjugation. Garba Shehu is a type of near the President who’ve triggered extra divisions amongst Nigerians on ethnic and spiritual traces than some other administration earlier than Buhari’s”.
Benue youths give Garba Shehu ultimatum to apologize to Ortom