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Govs. Samuel Orton and Bala Mohammed
Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed has been accused of plotting to kill Samuel Ortm, the Benue State governor.
Orton who leveled the accusation, said that Mohammed was making the plan in cahoots with Fulani herdsmen, stressing the he (Mohammed) should be held accountable if anything happened to him.
Governor Ortom who addressed a press conference in Makurdi on the back of life-threatening message received of aggrieved bandits, accused Mohammed of being part of a “terrorist Fulani organisation, terrorising Nigerians”.
Said he: “And if anything happens to me, I don’t want anybody to be in doubt, Bala Mohammed should be held responsible. Especially his last week outing what he said and what herdsmen wrote to me that they are going to assassinate me, Bala Mohammed is also part of it with what he said.
“I am beginning to think that my brother, the governor of Bauchi is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising this country”.
The governor also lampooned his his counterpart, Mohammed for defending gun-wielding Fulani herdsmen who carry Ak-47 in the name of self defence. He said such utterance was unconstitutional.
Observed Orton: “His recent outburst that Fulani herdsmen are justified for carrying AK-47 to protect themselves. I don’t know where the constitution of this country allows that.
Ortom further warned criminal Fulani herdsmen not to come to Benue State else they would face the consequence. He also asked Mr. Mohammed to tender an apology to Nigerians for his statement on national television.
Stated he: “I want to tell those terrible Fulani men that they should not come to Benue state, they should go to Bauchi and stay with him.
“Anyone who is not willing to respect the laws of our country should go and meet Bala Mohammed, there you can carry AK-47 you will not be apprehended. Here, when you come, we will apprehend you”.