- A clarion call has been made to President Buhari on Nigeria's worrisome insecurity
- The call was made on Tuesday, April 27, by the governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom
- Ortom said if Buhari does nothing drastic now, Nigeria will completely collapse
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The increasing and unthinkable attacks by bandits in Nigeria, especially in the north, have forced Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue to make some pronouncements about the state of the nation.
Governor Ortom suspects that the country is becoming a failed state, in his words, a banana republic, PM News reports.
Channels TV reports that the Benue governor wondered why the shoot-at-sight order of President Muhammadu Buhari on bandits carrying AK-47 should be contradicted by the minister of defence, Bashir Magashi.
“We are becoming a Banana Republic, if we have a President who gave the security agencies order to shoot at sight, whosoever is having AK-47 and the minister of defence came out to say that they cannot shoot at sight…so who is the commander in chief of the armed forces?”
The governor, therefore, called on President Buhari to rise to his chief responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians which he promised to do by way of taking an oath of office.
“Mr President must rise up, he is the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and over the 250 nationalities that are in this country; Mr President is their president, we all voted him.
“He has taken an oath of office to secure the country and provide security for lives and property; this is unacceptable, this cannot continue."
Earlier, unknown gunmen on Tuesday, April 27, invaded a camp for internally displaced people in Abagena, along Makurdi-Lafia highway in Benue state, and killed six people.
The attack also left many people injured, adding that residents of the camp for the displaced people have fled in droves.
Legit.ng gathered vehicles coming and going out of Makurdi have been unable to proceed on account of bonfires on the road.