GOV ORTOM’S ASSASINATION WOULD HAVE LED TO CIVIL WAR-WIKE

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

By Our Reporter

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said if the Fulani herdsmen has succeeded in killing Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, the country would have witnessed another civil war. Wike however warned the Federal Government on the consequence of killing Ortom

It will be recalled that suspected herdsmen opened fire on Ortom’s convoy on Saturday with the governor escaping death.

15 gunmen had trailed him to a river bank in Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday and opened fire.

“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria,” he warned.

Wike  recalled how the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Major General Jamil Sarham, and the All Progressives Congress chieftains had concluded plan to assassinate him during the 2019 general election.

He described as disturbing the growing trend where the lives of incumbent governors were brazenly threatened.

 

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