Ortom and Akume

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has threatened to drag Senator George Akume before the Supreme Assembly of the Tiv Area Traditional Council.

Akume, a former governor of the state, had allegedly claimed that the Benue State government and not herdsmen were behind the killings in the state.

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Reacting, Ortom said since Akume had chosen to tell President Muhammadu Buhari that “militia herdsmen were not behind the massacre of Benue people, it implies that he has adequate knowledge about the killings and should explain to the traditional council in detail.”

He said Senator Akume’s utterances was clearly in favour of enemies of the state.

The governor also wondered why a man who is expected to provide leadership to the younger generation had chosen to take sides with those who have vowed to deprive his people of their ancestral lands.