Ortom says Buhari is behind Benue Killings

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state yesterday said that President Mohammadu Buhari-led federal government is behind the ongoing Fulani Herdsmen killings in the state.

According to reports from Sun Newspaper, Ortom accused the Buhari-led Federal Government of ignoring the state’s persistent calls to curb the activities of the herdsmen who operate under the Miyetti Allah cattle rearers association. President Buhari is the life patron of the association.

Speaking further, the governor further accused the federal government of allowing the perpetrators of the attacks and their leaders to have their headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Ortom accused the Federal Government of not doing anything over herdsmen’s attack in Benue, revealing that the authorities were notified over threats to attack the communities but nothing was done.

His words: “The security in Benue State is doing its best. It is not that the perpetrators are not known. They are known, and we’ve been reporting them.

“They are coming from other parts of the country to attack us. But their headquarters and their leaders are in Abuja. And it’s not that they did not inform us; we were threatened and we reported this to the authorities, the security authorities of this country, and nothing has been done”