Ortom to Buhari: Push for justice, equity not fight against Fulani – Ortom to Buhari:
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Demands compensation for herders victims Says Nigerians should bear arms for self-defence By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him not to see the current push for justice and equity over the alleged atrocities committed by herders in the country as a war against the Fulani race.
The governor in the letter titled: “Appeal to act before herdsmen drag Nigeria into a civil war” dated 8th February 2021, pointed out the concern expressed in some quarters over what he called inequalities in appointments, which he said create the perception of that the president is not being fair.
He said: “Your Excellency, these security challenges have assumed new dimensions where the now emboldened assailants and armed herdsmen daringly enforce their will on legitimate owners and occupants of ancestral lands.
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