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Herdsmen: Wike, Fintiri Settle Rift Between Ortom, Bauchi Governor [Photo]

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El-Rufai Reacts To Ortom, Mohammed’s Clash Over Herdsmen

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday, settled their rift over their face-off on the herdsmen crisis rocking Nigeria.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State met with the two governors on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, and initiated reconciliation efforts.

A truce seemed to be reached after the meeting at Wike's private residence in Port Harcourt with Ortom and Mohammed embracing each other.

Naija News recalls that Ortom and Bala Mohammed had clashed over the herdsmen crisis rocking most pert of the country.

This started when Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ordered Fulani herdsmen in Ondo state forest reserves to vacate withn two weeks.

Not happy with the directive, Mohammed had defended Fulani herdsmen wielding AK-47 rifles, saying they do so for self-protection.

He also stated that herdsmen don't need the permission of any governor to occupy any forest in Nigeria.

Reacting, Ortom had lambasted the Bauchi governor for allegedly supporting criminality while labeling him a "terrorist governor".

The Peoples Democratic Party had waded into the altercation between the two governors who incidentally belonged to the PDP.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.