Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom says the incessant killings within the state implies that Nigeria doesn’t have a authorities.
He lamented that over 70 folks have been murdered in two weeks in Makurdi Native Authorities Space.
Ortom spoke to protesters on Tuesday on the Internally Displaced Individuals (IDP) camp in Abagena village.
Suspected herdsmen, Monday night time, killed residents and wounded many others.
“What is occurring now, to me, could be very clear; Mr President is simply working for these Fulanis to take over the entire nation.”
He mentioned Buhari’s physique language is what’s being performed out and that the motion and inaction of Mr President “exhibits that he’s solely the President of Fulani folks”.
Ortom decried that attackers repeatedly ship indigenes away from their houses, but go to kill them the place they take refuge.
Ortom referred to as them “Fulani herdsmen”, stressing that “They don’t seem to be bandits. They’re Fulanis. We noticed and heard them converse the language.”
The Benue helmsman acknowledged that the federal authorities have been dragging foot on the matter.
“If the federal authorities had taken a proactive step, we is not going to be the place we’re. Within the final two weeks, over 70 individuals have been killed simply in Makurdi Native Authorities Space alone.”
Noting that the scenario isn’t acceptable, Ortom mentioned comparable killings have been happening in Guma and Gwer-West.
Ortom recalled he alerted Nigerians when Fulanis from 14 international locations met in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
He mentioned they declared that besides the prohibition of open grazing legislation was reviewed, “Benue is not going to know peace.”
The governor questioned why the federal authorities was but to arrest the leaders of Miyetti Allah that hosted the assembly. “It means we don’t have a authorities”, he declared.
“Mr President should do the needful and I need to counsel that instantly, let there be a safety summit. I’m conscious that the scenario is prevalent in different elements of the nation.”
On Monday, the police command in Benue State additionally confirmed the kidnap of three college students of the Federal College of Agriculture in Makurdi.