Silence on insecurity a continuation of 1804 Jihadist movement – Ortom Alleges FG Bias


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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Tuesday, faulted the Federal Government’s alleged biased handling of the security situation in the state and other parts of the country.

Ortom said that the silence of the Federal Government to killings by foreign militia herdsmen is an agenda of ethnic cleansing and continuation of the 1804 Usman Danfodio Jihadist Movement across the country.

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Governor Ortom made the remark at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when he played host to Doctors Without Borders led by Mrs. Froukje Pelsma, head of mission in Nigeria.

Governor Ortom, who accused the FG of playing nepotism, lamented that a section of Nigerians is treated as sacred cows while others are oppressed even when there are no provocations.

According to him, the FG has the capacity to arrest criminals, kidnappers, and killer herdsmen but had chosen to remain adamant about the activities of militia herdsmen most of whom are foreigners.

While noting that he remains an advocate of peace and unity of Nigeria, Governor Ortom said he is genuinely concerned and worried too, that Nigerians cannot be protected in their homeland.

He said he was happy that other leaders of the country across political divides had seen the evil agenda of the Fulanis and had started speaking against it.

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