By Abba Gwale
Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, said his Bauchi state counterpart, Governor Bala Muhammad, is a terrorist supporting herdsmen that are mostly foreigners.
Ortom said this while addressing newsmen in the state capital, Makurdi, he said based on Bala Muhammad utterances he must be a terrorist supporting criminals that are carrying AK 47.
“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, It’s imsaid that silence is consent. I am compelled to respond to him” Ortom said.
He added that “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.
“Why do I say this? This is the same governor who took the oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This constitution does not leave room for allowing foreign herdsmen to come in without valid papers.
“This is a man who says that a Fulani man is a global man and can come in from anywhere and enter Nigeria. It is quite disappointing to hear a governor who took the oath of office …maybe he should go back and check the oath of office he took to check maybe the constitution gives room for foreign terrorist Fulani herdsmen to come into Nigeria,” Ortom said” he continued
He further said he don’t know where Nigerian constitution allows people to carry AK 47 for self-defense.
“his recent outburst that Fulani herdsmen are justified for carrying AK-47 to protect themselves. I don’t know where the constitution of this country allows that.”