The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has condemned the threat issued by a group known as Coalition of Northern Groups.
The group had on Wednesday issued a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement the Ruga policy across the country.
The governor in his reaction called on security agencies to arrest leaders of the group for the threat capable of causing anarchy in the country.
In his statement, he said, “the act of the Coalition poses a real threat to the country’s unity and deserves to be tackled urgently.”
“the Coalition is not an alternative government and therefore has no right to issue such a warning.”
“if the government introduces a programme but later decides to suspend it in the larger interest of Nigeria, groups under whichever appellation have no constitutional powers to coerce it to rescind the decision.”
“once again commends President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the Ruga settlements plan,” a move he said is in the right direction.
The Governor emphasized that the arrest of officials of the Coalition of Northern Groups will serve as a deterrent to others nursing similar divisive tendencies.