Partisan pro-Fulani advocacy Group, Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore, has lashed out on Governor Samuel Ortom, calling him a thief.
The Benue State Governor has not hidden his discontentment concerning the Federal Government’s insistence on bringing back grazing routes.
Ortom had in recent weeks said President Muhammadu Buhari’s position is that of a cattle president, and not a President for Nigerians.
Miyetti Allah made this known via the Group’s National Secretary, Saleh Alhassan who was reacting to the September 1st deadline set by Southern Governors for the implementation of the anti-grazing policy.
“They can’t win. They are losers. It is a negative policy. We are supporting the federal government now to revive the grazing reserves, to revive the grazing routes, do ranches, settle the herders over time. Is that what they don’t want? Then they are the real bandits. If you are looking for a real bandit, it is Governor Ortom (of Benue State). He is the real bandit. And he thinks he can fight the Fulani ethnic nationality. He does not know that we are not only in Nigeria. We are an African tribe.
“We are in charge of the United Nations. The pioneer secretary of the African Union is a Fulani herder. What is Ortom talking about? They better play politics that can unite this country. All these things they are saying, they can’t do anything as far as Nigeria is concerned.
He threatened Ortom with arrest after his tenure.
“These people know what they are doing. They are just there to steal money, especially Governor Ortom. He is there to steal the money of Benue State. And we are waiting for him. Immediately he leaves power, if EFCC does not arrest him, our vigilante will arrest him and hand him over to the Nigeria Police to be prosecuted like a common criminal. It’s just a matter of time. He will certainly join Dariye and co because he has eaten security votes in and he has masterminded the killing of innocent people in Benue State and has lied to the entire world,” Alhassan said.