Miyetti Allah flays Ortom for calling Bauchi gov ‘terrorist’
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has flayed Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom for calling his Bauchi State counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed a “terrorist” over his support for herdsmen.
Ortom had made the comment on Monday while condemning Mohammed’s claim that Fulani herdsmen go about with AK-47 rifles for self-defence.
He later clarified that the comment was a “figure of speech“.
However, the clarification did not stop Ortom from lambasting him over the initial comment.
“I wouldn’t want to be joining issues with my brother, friend, and colleague Bauchi Governor.
“But since he has continued to vilify, intimidate and blackmail me, I am compelled to respond to him. It is said that silence is consent.
“I am beginning to think that my brother, the governor of Bauchi State is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising this country,” Ortom stated.
However, the Chairman of Miyetti Allah in Bauchi State, Sadiq Ahmed, frowned at the Benue governor’s comment.
Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ secretariat, Ahmed said that Ortom spoke like someone who got into office by chance.
“It was Governor Ortom, who publicly announced that nomads should move down to Bauchi and carry out their criminality, which implies that all Fulani nomads or herdsmen are criminals,” Ahmed said.