The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, stated the Tiv nation in 1804, fought and stopped the Fulani herdsmen from taking on the State.
Ortom who spoke with BBC Pidgin on the Benue Folks’s Home, Makurdi, insisted that they don’t seem to be afraid to observe the steps of their forefathers.
He revealed that the herdsmen have a hidden agenda that’s triggering their need to flood the State.
In accordance with Ortom, earlier than the enactment of the regulation prohibiting open grazing in Benue, the Fulani herders have been snicking into the State to enslave the residents and take over the land.
The governor stated: “They wish to take over Benue and make us slaves. That’s what they’ve been attempting for the reason that days of our forefathers.
“Our forefathers stopped them in 1804, they can not take over our land.
“They aren’t coming to Benue to graze cattle, they’re solely utilizing that as a strategy to achieve entry into the state.
“God opened my eyes to know their intentions.
“I can’t be intimidated as a result of nobody can kill me, my life is within the palms of God Almighty as a result of I do know that I’m doing the best factor”.
Ortom additionally lamented that the deteriorated safety scenario within the nation, notably the actions of the Fulani herders, is presently past the Federal Authorities.
“The problem is presently past the Federal Authorities and even the President, Muhammadu Buhari,” he stated.
He, nonetheless, stated everybody should come collectively to deal with the challenges confronting your complete nation.
Herdsmen: Our forefathers stopped them in 1804, we’re not afraid – Ortom