The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has warned that terrorists would overrun Nigeria if the federal government doesn’t step up efforts to address the rising insecurity in the country. ayokinews.com reports
Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, in Abuja, Governor Ortom noted that Nigeria is currently under seige and if proper care isn’t taken, terrorists would overrun the country.
He lamented that over 1700 people have been killed in Benue state under the present President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
Ortom also said that over 1.5 million are in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in across states with no hope of returning back to their homes.
He stated that him being a patriotic Nigerian, had the sole right and responsibility to speak out against any threat to the country’s sovereignty, and that those keeping mute in the face of evil perpetrated by insurgents are worse than the actual perpetrators.
He further accused the APC led government that they “did not only fail Nigerians, but has also appeared helpless in the fight against insecurity and has shown that it has no capacity to fix the economy, agriculture and education”.
The governor also alleged that the cabal has prevented him on several occasions from meeting President Buhari over the plaguing issue of insecurity, which was the reason why he sought alternative ways to present his position to Nigerians on the security situation in the country.