Insecurity : I was Attacked Days After Miyetti Allah Leaders Single Me out for Elimination- Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom was attacked by herdsmen in black regalia in Benue State today. Ortom escaped death by whisker when herdsmen reported to be Fulani herders storm his farm at Tyo-mu along the Gboko-Makurdi road.
Governor Ortom revealed that the herdsmen strike days after the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore held a meeting on Yola,Adamawa State capital and demanded for his elimination because he is a thorn in the body’s thorn.
” My security team and i was ambushed in my farm men in black with gunns while i’m inspecting my farm, they opened fire us on and my security team repelled the attack” says Ortom while breifing newsmen in Makurdi.
Samuel Ortom maintained that the state ranching law put in place by the state will remain. He also vow to write petition to the President Muhammadu buhari and the Service Chiefs for allowing the Leaders of the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore to be moving around with security details.
Benue State Government and the herdsmen have been having loggerheads now for years and the latest attack on the governor is likely to cause further crisis in the state.
Samuel Ortom maintained that Only God have control over his life and he will now bow to pressure from any militia group in the state.