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Benue killings: ‘I can’t deny being a herdsman’ – Buhari replies Gov Ortom

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President Muhammadu Buhari has replied to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s assertion that he was not disciplining the cattle rearers in Nigeria as a result of he was certainly one of them.

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DAILY POST recollects that Ortom had in April mentioned the President was working for Fulanis to take over the entire nation.

Ortom spoke to protesters on the Internally Displaced Individuals (IDP) camp in Abagena village, whereas lamenting that over 70 folks have been murdered in two weeks in Makurdi Native Authorities Space.

The governor mentioned, “What is occurring now, to me, may be very clear; Mr President is simply working for these Fulanis to take over the entire nation.”

Nevertheless, talking throughout an unique interview on Come up TV on Thursday, Buhari mentioned he couldn’t deny being a kinsman of the cattle rearers, however insisted that Ortom was being unfair to him.

Buhari mentioned, “The issue is attempting to grasp the tradition of the cattle rearers. There’s a cultural distinction between the Tivs and the Fulanis. So, the governor of Benue mentioned I’m not disciplining the cattle rearers as a result of I’m certainly one of them.

“I can not say I’m not certainly one of them, however he’s being very unfair to me and I instructed him that the Nigerian cattle rearer was not carrying something greater than a stick generally with a machete to chop some timber and feed his cattle, however these subtle ones transfer with AK 47.”

In the meantime, Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen had tried to assassinate Ortom throughout an assault on his farm alongside the Makurdi- Gboko highway just a few months in the past.

The governor had urged Nigerians to not politicise the current armed assault on him by suspected militia herdsmen however deal with it on the benefit of the insecurity bedevilling the nation.

He additionally appreciated President Buhari for ordering an investigation into the assault in addition to conventional rulers and the clergy for exhibiting solidarity with him through the incident occurred.

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