[VIDEO] If #Buhari doesnt declare State of Emergency, we will wake up one day & #Nigeria is gone – Gov #Ortom of Benue cries out
– Governor Samuel Ortom has been very vocal about the overwhelming state of insecurity in the country
– While his colleagues have largely been silent on the matter, Ortom has been consistently bringing up the issue and offering solutions
– In his latest press briefing, the governor urged the president to take concrete steps to address the situation
Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security. Ortom made the call on Thursday, February 11 while addressing journalists in Abuja.
The governor also stated that those carrying out attacks on communities in Nigeria are not Nigerians but foreign Fulani herdsmen, who he said took advantage of the country’s porous borders to gain entry.
“I call on the president to declare a state of emergency on security so that all resources and all strengths will be channeled towards ensuring that we have security for lives and properties in this country. “Because, for now, everything is in disarray and without security, there can be no meaningful development. “The president must come out and take steps that would redeem his image. President Buhari served this country as a military head of state and Nigerians appreciated him for he was and that was why overwhelmingly he was voted into power in 2015. “But what is happening now, the body language, shows clearly that he is not the president who is supposed to be the president of everybody and for nobody. “It is clear to me that the president is the president for everybody and for some people.”
Meanwhile, in a letter to the president, Governor Ortom said the security challenges faced by the country have assumed a new and dangerous dimension.SPONSORED