Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, of becoming a member of drive with killer herdsmen to remove folks residing in some a part of the nation, together with his state.
The governor made the accusation on Monday in Makurdi, the state capital whereas addressing newsmen on the state of insecurity within the state.
Governor Ortom, who stated he was not prepared to affix points with the Bauchi Governor over his touch upon Fulani just lately, said that he had been compelled to interrupt his silence.
He suggested his counterpart to revisit his oath of workplace, including that the governor had failed in preserving his oath of defending lives and properties of his citizens.
“I’m starting to assume that my counterpart in Bauchi is a part of the terrorist Fulani Organisation terrorising the nation.
“The governor ought to return and reread his oath of workplace whether or not permitting overseas Fulani Herdsmen to return into Nigeria is a part of the oath.
“I believe he’s a part of the conspiracy to wipe away some folks together with Benue State”, Ortom Said.
Earlier, Ortom stated the folks of the state weren’t in opposition to any tribe residing within the state however that they had been moderately in opposition to terrorists, killer herdsmen, and bandits.
“Each tribe has the precise to reside in Benue State, so lengthy they respect the rule of regulation, however so long as they refuse to abide by the regulation, we are going to ensure that the regulation catches up with you.
“We are going to be sure that the safety company arrest and prosecute you and if you’re discovered responsible, you may be jailed.
“We’re in opposition to bandits and terrorists, you may see how we disarmed them right here in Benue, when Gana was disturbing the peace of the state, we positioned N50 million for anybody with helpful details about his actions.
“No kidnapper in Benue shall be spared. Whoever you might be, we are going to go after you and be sure you are apprehended.
“The problem of Fulani terrorists, we won’t allow them and there’s no room for them right here in Benue State.
“If you wish to do cattle enterprise, whether or not Fulani or anyone, it’s essential to embrace ranching. So long as this authorities is worried, no room for open grazing,” Governor Ortom added.