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Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that Nigerians are “under siege” and that unless immediate action is taken, “terrorists will overrun the country in no time.”
In an interview with journalists on Tuesday, November 16, in Abuja, the governor revealed that over 1,700 people have been slain in Benue since Buhari took office.
He said about 1.5 million persons are still in camps for internally displaced person (IDPs) across Benue with no hope of returning to their ancestral homes anytime soon.
He said as a “patriotic Nigerian”, he had to speak out against any threat to the country’s sovereignty, stating that those keeping silent in the face of evil perpetrated are worse than the actual perpetrators.
He said the “All Progressives Congress (APC)- led government did not only fail Nigerians, but has also appeared helpless in the fight against insecurity and has shown that it has no capacity to fix the economy, agriculture and education”.
He said even Nigeria’s worst military government is better than the present administration.
He then alleged that a cabal has prevented him from meeting Buhari to discuss the issue of insecurity, which was why he started talking to the press.