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Ortom to Buhari: Miyetti Allah planning to eliminate me

The Executive Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom said the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, are planning to eliminate him.

Governor Ortom stated this on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

According to Ortom, leadership of MACBAN targeted him and were planning to eliminate him in his own land.

The governor disclosed that his lawyers will write petition against the leadership of MACBAN.

Ortom said “My lawyer is going to make a petition against the leadership of MACBAN because they came out to target me and behind the scene, they are planning to eliminate me in my own land.

“If I can’t go to the farm as governor with entire security around me then who else can go to the farm? You can imagine the pains that we have here in Benue State.”

WITHIN NIGERIA recall that armed men suspected to be herdsmen attacked Ortom’s convoy on Saturday at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko road while on a visit to a farm.

The governor said the armed men, numbering about 15, trailed his convoy to the river bank where he was on foot with his security details to inspect a farm and opened fire on them.

Ortom praised his security details “who were just about six” for responding quickly to the attackers and repelling the armed men promptly before providing cover for him to return to safety.

A group identified as Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM, claimed responsibility for the Saturday’s attack on Governor Ortom, stating that it was a case of vengeance for destroying “the Fulani values and inheritance” and his stand against open grazing.

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