Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has confirmed the assault on him by suspected militia herdsmen in his farm at Tyo-mu, alongside Makurdi – Gboko street earlier on Saturday.
Ortom whereas briefing journalists on the Benue Peoples Home after the incident mentioned he was inspecting his farm when the militia herders, who had been wearing black ambushed him and his safety males and opened fireplace.
He mentioned it took the swift response of his safety aides to repel the assault, whereas he ran a protracted distance to flee unharmed.
The Governor lamented that the assault got here just a few days after the management of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore held a gathering in Yola and singled him out as a thorn of their flesh that should be eradicated.
Ortom claimed to have acquired intelligence to that impact.
He mentioned his life is within the arms of God and no Fulani militia has the facility to take it with out God’s permission, noting that as many instances as they struggle, they might proceed to fail.
The Governor insisted that the ranching regulation of the state won’t be repealed for any purpose, stressing that no intimidation might pressure his administration to reverse the choice of Benue folks towards open grazing.
He mentioned he would ship a petition to the President and safety chiefs towards Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, saying that permitting the management of the group to stroll freely with safety personnel connected to them was not in the most effective curiosity of the nation.
DAILY POST had earlier reported that the governor was attacked by gunmen alongside Tyo-mu, Makurdi – Gboko street.
Ortom reacts to assault on him by suspected herdsmen in Benue