Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, responded to claims made by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore group that he had neglected his duties as governor in favor of serving as Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, as a “errand boy.”
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Ortom and Miyetti Allah members have been exchanging words for the past few days.
For allegedly taking over 25,000 cows belonging to his members and arresting over 4000 herders, the Fulani herders group filed a lawsuit against Ortom at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Ortom claimed that the Miyetti Allah is only hurt as a result of his friendship with Wike in an interview with The International Centre For Investigative Reporting (ICIR). He claimed that although he and Wike were not close previously, they can now do whatever they want.
His words: “I am the governor of Benue State, and I am not lacking in any area of my responsibility. Despite all the challenges I have, we have been able to provide basic infrastructure. My relationship with Wike pains them. You know your true friend when you are in distress. They are annoyed because we have taken the lead in guiding people”
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