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What did IPOB do that you proscribed them but can’t proscribe Herdsmen – Ortom to FG
The Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has come heavily on the federal government over continued mute on Fulani Herdsmen’s atrocities.
The governor who was speaking at an event during the week was worried why the government can not adopt the ranching method of rearing cattle if they could accept the Presidential system of government from the same America.
He encourages the FG to emulate the plan as it brings positive results to his state.
Speaking further he condemned the attitude of the FG arresting people opposing Herdsmen. Sighting an instance, he noted that the presidency was Swift to respond to a seven-day ultimatum issued by Western state governors but failed to condemn massacre carried out by same armed herders.
On an occasion a group from the North threatened to assemble Fulanis from different parts of the continent to occupy the country, claimed they own Nigeria, President did not react but could defend them always. Ortom noted.
Speaking on the attempted arrest of Sunday Igboho, Ortom justified his actions, adding that his only offense was to protect the endangered community from the marauding killer herdsmen.
He reminded that the World’s Terrorist Index has described Fulani as the fourth terrorist group in the world queried why the government has not proscribed them.
He further demanded to know the crime of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to be proscribed but leaving rampaging armed herders to be roaming freely, causing pains in the lives of the people.
“Federal government has gone ahead to ban IPOB why can’t they ban (Herdsmen)?
What did IPOB do and they went ahead and ban them? This one that the Herdsmen are taking up everywhere under the watch of the presidency and they are not saying anything”
He, however, blamed the people too scared of being arrested by different crime agencies allegedly being used by the Buhari’s led administration to hunt perceived enemies.
“When you talk they’ll come after you. Some people are afraid of this country. Because when they talk EFCC will come after them. ICPC will come after them. Security agencies will come after them. They did that to me and I went to court against them and I won. They tried to impeach me but by the grace of God, I survived it.
He, finally, urged the president to act fast to check the excesses of the Herdsmen otherwise everyone would be consumed by its negative outcome one sudden morning.