Powerful PDP Governor Asks For 1 Thing From Buhari, Boasts on His Plans to End Terrorism, Banditry in Nigeria

Powerful PDP Governor Asks For 1 Thing From Buhari, Boasts on His Plans to End Terrorism, Banditry in Nigeria

  • To end terrorism and banditry in Benue and Nigeria, Governor Samuel Ortom has called for the activation of an executive order
  • The governor said with such an order which gives him control over security forces from the Federal Government, he will fight bandits and kidnappers to finish
  • Ortom also noted that members of the Benue state volunteer guard need sophisticated weapon to end criminality in the state

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has said that he can end the incessant attacks by banditry and terrorists across Nigeria if he gets the needed approval.

The Cable reports that the Benue governor assured that if he takes charge of the security forces deployed by the Federal Government, banditry will end in the state.

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Governor Ortom has assured that banditry will end in Benue once he takes charge of FG's security forces. Photo: Nathaniel Ikyur
Source: UGC

Speaking on Thursday, December 8, during his visit to Ekpe Ogbu, the commissioner for housing and urban development after his kidnap and release, the governor the state's security outfit, Benue Volunteer Guards need sophisticated weapons to fight the security menace.

The governor also accused the government at the federal level of doing absolutely nothing to end banditry and terrorism in Nigeria.

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His words:

“If the federal government is in doubt, let them make an executive order, just like the president makes executive orders in other areas, and give me the responsibility to look after the coercive forces that are in Benue state.
“Tell them to take instructions from me. We will end the evil, armed robbery, banditry and everything; we will end it today in Benue state."

Waging war against criminality

Ortom further stated that his administration will not relent in fighting all forms of criminality ravaging the state.

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He also challenged the people of Benue state to ensure they resist suspected kidnappers in their communities.

He said:

“I challenge our people to rise up and not to allow kidnappers in their communities. When you suspect them, don’t hesitate to involve the security agencies so that they will not come back again."

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state had earlier said that Nigeria can become a better place with collaboration from all citizens.

Ortom while stating this urged all political leaders to work together for the good of the Nigerian populace.

According to him, if every leader took their jobs seriously like Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Nigeria would have been a better place.

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In other news, Governor Samuel Ortom warned that any political parties intending to erect posters and billboards in the state should seek the approval of relevant authorities in the state.

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The governor stated this while warning against destroying posters, billboards and other campaign materials of political opponents in the state.

Ortom in a statement by his aide warned those in the habit of destroying posters to desist from it or be prepared to face punishment according to the law.

Source: Legit.ng

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