- Governor Nyesom Wike has reacted to the attack on Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom
- The Rivers state governor noted that the FG would be held responsible if Gov Ortom is assassinate
- Wike is of the opinion that the assassination of Ortom could plunge Nigeria into another civil war
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has said that that if Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state is assassinated the federal government would be held responsible.
Wike made the disclosure in a series of tweets via his official Twitter account on Saturday, March 20, and sighted by Legit.ng.
The governor who stated this while reacting to an attempt on Ortom’s life stressed that the country could be plunged into another civil war if his Benue state counterpart is killed.
It would be recalled that gunmen suspected to be armed bandits opened fire on the convoy of the Benue state governor on Saturday, afternoon, March 20, along the Makurdi-Gboko highway.
According to Wike, Nigeria has gotten to such a low point where even incumbent governors are being brazenly threatened with death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported Governor Ortom recounted the near-death attack from gunmen along the Makurdi/Gboko road in the Makurdi local government area of the state on Saturday, March 20.
Ortom said the assailants who attacked the convoy close to his farmland were about 15 in number with the chief aim to kill him.
During the attack, the governor had to run about 1.5 kilometers to escape being hurt, adding worse things would have happened if not for the swift intervention of his security detail.
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