The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has severely criticized the Nigerian federal government over their inaction in tackling the country’s security challenges, especially regarding the activities of Fulani herdsmen.
While addressing protesters at the IDP camp in Abagena village on Tuesday, April 27, Governor Ortom revealed that over 70 persons have died in Benue State in the last two weeks.
Governor Ortom said the incessant killings are an indication that Nigeria does not a government at the Federal level.
The governor said:
“In the last two weeks, we have buried over 70 persons in this local government alone. This is an unfortunate development and this is not acceptable. The Federal government has refused to take proactive steps to arrest this ugly situation that we are witnessing.”
“I did say they were going after my people and that the Federal government should arrest the leadership of Miyetti Allah that hosted that meeting. Up till today, nothing has been done.
“This is really unfortunate. It means we don’t have a government in place at the Federal level. We don’t have a government because if proactive steps were taken by arresting the Miyetti Allah leadership, this will not happen.”