Benue APC funds thugs to hijack End SARS to harass Ortom
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Nigerian Concord Newspaper has uncovered plans by the Benue state chapter of the APC to use some political thugs and youths within the party to hijack the peaceful End SARS protest in the state with the aim of harassing the state governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom.
According to Nigerian Concord Newspaper’s sources in the party, the thugs will disguise as End SARS protesters in order to perfect the APC’s plans to harass Governor Ortom over pensions.
“The plans to cause tensions in Benue state, using thugs and youths was because of the APC’s indisposition to the peaceful and matured way Governor Ortom approached and addressed the protesters two days ago.
“They thought the governor would shun the End SARS protesters just like some governors did. They thought the protesters would not listen to the governor and create tensions in Benue state but, our leaders were very disappointed when the protesters embraced peace, having being addressed by the governor” our reliable source said.
Apart from funding political thugs and APC youths, this newspaper learnt that a staunch APC member in Benue state, Mr. Terseer Fabian Yaga, was given N1 million to launch media attacks on the governor.
Nigerian Concord investigation also revealed that the youths who have been funded by the APC leaders in Benue state will take to the streets of Makurdi and other big towns before the end of this week in order to hijack the peaceful protest and go ahead to embarrass Ortom with the issue of pensions.
Our source said: “Our leaders have been looking for ways to harass the governor over pensions for a long time but they have decided to use this End SARS protests as an opportunity to carry out the plans.
“As I speak with you, they have funded some thugs and youths in our party to hijack the peaceful protest before the week runs out, and the idea they want to sell to the public is that they are End SARS protesters, calling on Governor Ortom to pay pensions”