Dickson Tarkighir blames Ortom, PMB for Benue genocide

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The member representing Makurdi/Guma federal constituency, Honourable Dickson Tarkighir, today blamed the governor of Benue state, Mr. Samuel Ortom, for the persistent insecurity and genocide in the state.

The lawmaker who said this on Channel TV live phone call program today also said that President Mohammadu Buhari has failed to stand up to the herders as a result of the conspiracy between him and the Miyetti Allah association.

Dickson in his statement which he directed at Ortom being the chief security officer in Benue state said Guma is 20Km drive from Makurdi but was surprised that three days after the carnage and despite the uproar worldwide against the genocide, the governor was unable to put any security structure on ground to halt further killings.

He added that Buhari’s silence over the matter is a sign that there is a conspiracy by the Federal government and the leadership of the Myetti Allah Cattle Readers Association of Nigeria, MACBAN to completely wipe out our people.

His words: “If Buhari wants us to believe him, he should swiftly arrest and prosecute the leaders of this terrorist group who constantly threatened our people publicly with imminent invasion of Benue land and kill everybody if Benue should go on with the implementation of the Anti Open Grazing Law and they are now carrying out their threats while the security agents are watching helplessly.