Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has alleged that the group that claimed duty for the assault on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Fulani Nationality Motion, FUNAM, is carefully affiliated to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria West Africa, ISIS.
Fani-Kayode claimed that international sponsors decided to destabilize Nigeria are sponsoring FUNAM.
Ortom was attacked by militia in his farm alongside Makurdi- Gboko highway, on Saturday.
Claiming duty, FUNAM had mentioned they tried to assassinate Ortom as a result of he’s towards Fulani agenda in Nigeria.
Nonetheless, Fani-Kayode referred to as on the federal authorities to declare FUNAM a terrorist group in Nigeria.
The previous minister additionally referred to as for the arrest of these related to the group.
In a collection of tweets, Fani-Kayode wrote: “FUNAM, who’ve claimed duty for the assault on and tried assassination of Governor Ortom of Benue state, is a foreign-based, foreign-sponsored and foreign-manned counterintelligence operation whose sole goal is to destabilize and destroy Nigeria.
“They’re carefully affiliated with ISIS West Africa and sometimes share intelligence and collaborate with them in joint operations. Although they do have a couple of native allies, in the principle they don’t signify the Fulani of Nigeria however solely the international Fulani terrorists and their worldwide backers who wish to throw Nigeria into chaos, drive us right into a civil battle and trigger us to slaughter each other in order that they will come into our nation in full power and decide up the items.
“Ortom have to be totally protected and the Federal Authorities should shut down FUNAM in Nigeria, declare them a terrorist group and arrest or get rid of all their members, associates and associates earlier than they push us into an avoidable and horrific full-scale civil battle.”