Hold Bala Muhammed responsible if anything happens to me, Gov. Samuel Ortom cries out

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Monday accused his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, of being the arrowhead of those threatening to assassinate him.

Ortom made the accusation on Monday while briefing journalists in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

He also accused Governor Mohammed of being a terrorist by supporting illegal arms wielding foreign herdsmen.

“I want to think that, with what he said and what those herdsmen wrote to me and said that they were going to assassinate me, Bala Mohammed is also part of it, with what he has said.

Governor Ortom also called on Governor Mohammed to render an unreserved apology to Nigerians.

“And if anything happens to me, I don’t want anybody to be in doubt, Bala Mohammed should be held responsible. Especially his last week outing after the condemnable remarks he made about Fulani carrying AK-47 and living anywhere in Nigeria.

“He came back to say Ortom is responsible for the hatred against Fulani men and I regard this as a way of vilifying me and profiling me towards assassination. He wants to instigate the Fulani people against me. I am not against Fulani people, they are in Benue State and they remain here,” Ortom said.

He also called on Governor Mohammed to render an unreserved apology to Nigerians and learn from the provisions of the constitution that, land both territorial, forest, and aquatic, are vested on the governor of a state who holds them in trust, instead of indulging in inciting Fulani herdsmen against innocent Nigerians.

“I think the governor of Bauchi State, my brother, Governor Bala Mohammed should just come out and apologise to Nigerians,” Governor Ortom said.

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