'Herdsmen Are Collaborating With Terrorists' - Gov Ortom

Samuel Ortom of the Governor Benue State has continued in his string of verbal attacks on some of the terrorirsts  in his State as he has again alleged that some of the Fulani herdsmen are actually operating in collaboration with terrorist groups to sustain their attacks on the state.

The governor had also made this allegation when he was hosted in an interview with Epoch Times TV in Washington, DC, United States of America, USA.

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Ortom during the interview which had been anchored by Douglas Burton had also pointed out that from the information available to him, terrorists groups including the Boko Haram, ISIS, ISWAP and armed Fulani herdsmen are working for one agenda.

The governor had also emphasized and made it clear that some of the terrorists were the same group of people operating under different names and causing havoc across Nigeria.

“They collaborate by providing arms to them and doing the same thing by killing. Just like the Bible says, a thief cometh not only to steal but to kill and to destroy. So I have seen this collaboration in all these groups, they are doing the same thing,” he said.

In another report, the presidency of Nigeria has debunked a claim by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, that some high-ranking security personnel had personally informed him that President Muhamadu Buhari had ordered security forces not to move against the Fulani herdsmen responsible for recent violence.

The Presidency offered this denial through a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu yesterday.

According to him, ‘ridiculous claims’ are patently untrue.

He pointed out that If Ortom is as brave as he claims to be, he should name names by mentioning the military personnel who told him this story or forever shut up.


Africa Today News, New York

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