Governor Nyesom Wike said if Gov Samuel Ortom is killed Nigeria would cease to exist.
Wike’s remark is on the back of the attack on Ortom by suspected Fulani militia on his farm at Tyo-mu on the Makurdi-Gboko Road.
“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria,” the Rivers governor via a statement his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri released.
Recall that Ortom said he escaped death on Saturday claiming fifteen marauding herders attacked him on his farm.
The governor owed the escape to his security aides and his fitness saying, “I appreciate the security men attached to me. They were able to repel them and they could not have access to me.
“And 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 and I am grateful to God.
“I don’t have problems with any Fulani man or Fulani race. But I have a problem with Fulani bandits who have vowed to take over Nigeria as their ancestral home. And I say no. Not when I am here and when I am governor leading my state.
“If I can’t go to farm as a governor with the entire security around me, then who else can go to farm? You can imagine the pains that we have here in Benue State.”