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General News of Tuesday, 26 July 2022


Insecurity: There’s no government in Nigeria - Gov Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has shared his thoughts on the high rate of insecurity in the country.

Ortom who was reacting to a viral video of bandits flogging Kaduna-bound train attack victims and their threat to kidnap the president and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, said that there's no government in Nigeria and the citizens are now exposed to the Afghanistan treatment.

Speaking in an interview with the media at the new banquet hall of the government house, Makurdi on Monday July 25, the Governor said;

“Things are getting worse in Nigeria. You know I said this before I travelled out that, very soon, with the manner bandits are operating without proactive steps from the federal government, they will soon enter the Aso Rock.

“You have seen happenings in the country; the Kuje prison break and the threat to kidnap the president, God forbid, but this is what I saw long time ago.

“Those people in Afghanistan, who are bandits and Fulanis, are the ones (wreaking havoc). They are being sponsored. I feel pains that this is happening in my generation. There is no government in Nigeria today. Those who are surrounding the president are criminals.

“Mr president, if you are listening to me, I want to say that you are not doing well, you have violated the oath of office you took, Nigerians are in pains, they are suffering, the socio economic lives of the people have gone down the abyss.

“You have left us digging out graves, we need a true change, not the change from top to bottom you promised us in 2015."

He added;

“I decided to visit the United Kingdom and United States of America to correct the wrong narratives that the crisis in Benue State was caused by climate change and they were surprised to learn that the attacks were beyond what they had fed them with.

“Even during the raining season, the Fulani herders come to our communities killed, maimed, raped our women even our men. These Fulanis come from Niger, Senegal, Mauritania and other places.

“They only used that as shield their main reason for attacks was occupation of our lands.

“I also called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho who are freedom fighters while they give amnesty to bandits. I do this (call for release of freedom fighters) because if later I become freedom fighter for my people they should not disturb me.”


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