Killings: Fayose Visits Benue, Alleges Security Chiefs Of Open Bias

Fayose Ortom in warm embrace

Fayose Ortom in warm embrace

Makurdi - The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has asked the federal government to live up to its responsibility by protecting every citizen of the country irrespective of tribes and religion.

"Quite disappointing to the APC is that some prominent Rivers indigenes (some of whose people are being killed here in the State) joined the governor to Benue State and even prayed at the graveside of the victims while their own people are being killed in Rivers State without any intervention by Gov. Wike and his government".

"We recall that beyond highly politicised, self-serving and half-hearted visits to Omoku recently, Gov. Nyesom Wike has completely ignored killings in various parts of Rivers State especially in the local government area of his PDP national chairman - Andoni".

Wike who came with leaders and elders of his state, made a donation of N200 million to the state to help the displaced persons.

The governor also maintained that restructuring of the country remains the panacea to this present "maladministration and open bias of the security agencies". The people of Benue State must rally round their governor at this point.

" as we speak, people are still being killed in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa and Zamfara", he said.

Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom appreciated his visitors for the show of friendship displayed.

Ortom welcomes Fayose to Makurdi
Ortom welcomes Fayose to Makurdi

Wike stated that his visit to the grave side of the dead was to console the people over the injuries herdsmen meted out on people of the state.

Mr. Youghyough called on President Buhari to act decisively by arresting the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kuatal Hore and declare it a terrorist organisation to put an end to the senseless killing of the people so that they can go back to their ancestral homes.

The national publicity secretary of the party Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Thursday, February 8, said the visit of the PDP governors to the state was in line with its undying ideology and vision of its founding fathers, The New Telegraph reports. "The law must not be compromised or aborted".

In the words of Governor Ortom, "Yes, we are mourning, we are grieved by the actions of these killers but if those who are responsible for providing security had heeded our alarm, those people may not have been killed".

He said the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, vested in the state the powers to enact laws for the administration of their states and said such rights were supreme.

He made the call during his visit to the state to commemorate with the people of the state over the death of 73 victims of herdsmen attacks. "You are a sitting governor and have the first offer of refusal", Fayose said.


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