Ak-47 comments: Governor Ortom and his Bauchi state counterpart reconcile after serious media fight
The Executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi state counterpart, Bala Mohammed have reconciled their differences over harsh statements credited to both sides on the bearing of AK-47 rifles by Fulani herders.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the media fight between the duo was resolved by the Rivers State Governor, Wike and other PDP chieftains after a meeting initiated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital today March 2.
Recall that on February 12, Governor Mohammed had accused Governor Ortom of championing the campaign to criminalize the Fulani tribe.
Bala Mohammed also defended the use of AK47 rifles by herdsmen.
According to him, the herdsmen deserve to carry rifles as the government has failed in their duty to protect them.
Reacting to his comments, Governor Ortom expressed his disappointment at Governor Bala.
He went on to accuse the governor of attempting to kill him.
He also asked any herder in Benue state who wishes to move around with AK47 rifles to vacate the state and go to Bauchi state.
“Anyone who is not willing to respect the laws of our land should go and meet Bala Mohammed, and there you can carry AK-47, and you’ll not be apprehended,” Governor Ortom had said.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) initiated a meeting where both governors met and resolved their differences and eventually hugged each other after a serious media fight.