Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused Bala Mohammed, the Governor of Bauchi, of being a Fulani terrorist.
It was gathered that Ortom made the disclosure while addressing Journalist at the Government House in Makurdi, on Monday.
Ortom alleged that Governor Bala may be among the armed Fulani who wants to kill him.
He said, “I wouldn’t want to be joining issues with my brother, friend, and colleague, Bala. But since he has continued to vilify, intimidate and blackmail me. It is said that silence is consent. I am compelled to respond to him.”
“I am beginning to think that my brother, the governor of Bauchi State, is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising this country.”
“Why do I say this? This is the same Governor who took the oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This constitution does not leave room for allowing foreign herdsmen to come in without valid papers.”
“This is a man who says that a Fulani man is a global man and can come in from anywhere and enter Nigeria. It is quite disappointing to hear a Governor who took the oath of office, maybe he should go back and check the oath of office he took to check whether the allowing foreign terrorist Fulani herdsmen to come into Nigeria, is protecting the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Also reacting to Mohammed’s statement, wherein he claimed herders can carry AK-47s to defend themselves, Ortom said the Governor has to revisit the constitution to know its provisions on the matter and also tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians.