“Should Ortom be killed, prepare to bury Nigeria”, Wike threatens, after attack on Ortom


By Ismail Auwal

The Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike has threatened that Nigeria would cease to exist if herdsmen assassinated his Benue counterpart Samuel Ortom is assassinated.

Wike in a statement reacting to the attack unleashed on the Benue governor by suspected herdsmen along Makurdi-Gboko Road in the Makurdi Local Government Area on Saturday said that President Muhammadu Buhari would be held.

Mr Wike said that that the attempt to kill the governor would cause the country to be buried.

“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria,” Wike said.

Mr Wike also through the statement recalled alleged plans to assassinate him during the 2019 elections by Jamil Sarham, then general officer commanding of the Nigerian Army 6 Division in Port-Harcourt.

Earlier this week, a group of Nigerian elders wrote to the UN, EU and U.S. to constitute a referendum to save Nigeria from violent secession attempts.

Yoruba activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo together with Professor Adebanji Akintoye had purportedly declared that the South West has plans to break away from the country, citing insecurity, nepotism and the unbridled activities of killer herdsmen as reasons.

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