Sit up, Ortom tells Buhari as abducted schoolboys freed


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State said President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the saddle of the country is not up to scratch, calling on him to “sit up”.

Ortom made this remark in the wake of the abduction of 333 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina by bandits.

The abductees regained their freedom on Thursday after a successful negotiation between government and the bandits with the leadership of Miyetti Allah as the go-between.

The Benue governor while speaking to newsmen during his visit to the Correctional Centre in Makurdi, was critical of Buhari, the security chiefs and the entirety of the country’s leaders.

 “The abduction of school students in Katsina State is disheartening. President Buhari must sit up; the service chiefs must sit up because the primary duty of government is to protect citizens and property.

“That brings to the fore what I have been saying that leadership has failed; that is why we are experiencing this. I have reiterated the dire need to reposition the country. We must sit down and dialogue as a people,” he said.

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