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Governor Ortom Lied About His Assassination—-Alhassan Saleh

Governor Ortom Samuel of Benue State is said to have lied about his attempted assassination
OpenLife Nigeria reports that the executive governor of Benue State, Governor Ortom Samuel has been described as a liar in his attempted assassination which happened on Saturday along Makurdi-Gboko road.
The governor alerted Nigerians about an assassination attempts on his life on Saturday.
According to the governor, he was returning from his farm, which he does every Saturday, when assailants he described as Fulani herdsmen, opened fire on his convoy.
He narrated that the gallantry efforts of his security aides saved his life and the situation.
“I appreciate the security personnel attached to me. They were able to repel the attackers, so they could not have access to me. I thank God for my fitness to have run for more than one-and-a-half kilometres without stopping. It means that God has given me strength. I’m grateful to God,” governor Ortom disclosed.
He specifically accused the Miyetti Allah leadership who he said had taken a decision to eliminate him. He however called on President Muhammadu Buhari to investgate the case and bring perpetrators to book.
Reacting, Alhassan Saleh, the National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, dismissed governor Ortom Samuel’s allegations and advised Nigerians not to take the governor serious.
In a statement made available to OpenLife Nigeria, Saleh queried the merits in governor Ortom Samuel’s allegation saying no herdsman lives in Benue.
According to him “Herdsmen cannot attack him. There are even no herdsmen in Benue State because he has driven them away. He’s just behaving like a lout and it’s unfortunate that such a person could become a governor. He trivialises everything. The attack is political; they are killing themselves there. There are killers around him; everybody knows.
“We don’t take him seriously again. Where are the herdsmen in Benue State? Herdsmen have no hands in whatever killings that are happening in Benue State. He has been arresting herders at the Taraba-Benue border communities with his militiamen. They would arrest herders and cattle and impose taxes on them.”
Saleh alleged that the governor was the one breeding killers in the state.
“If nemesis would catch up with him for his atrocities against herders, it’s the killers that he is breeding, not herders, that will finish him. We don’t have any hands in his matter,” he said.

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