Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has maintained he has a document to prove his claims that the Fulani speaking people are planning to take over Nigeria in a similar way the Taliban took over Afghanistan recently.
Naija News recalls that Ortom had earlier vowed not to watch President Muhammadu Buhari-led government destroy the country.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain also said he is aware of the Presidency’s plot to cause crisis in Benue and make the state ungovernable for him by declaring a state of emergency.
Ortom during an interview with BBC pidgin at the weekend, said he believed the Federal Government is aware of the terrorists which it has termed as ‘unknown gunmen’ in its publications. According to him, Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have remained committed to their long-time plan to conquer the entire nation.
He stressed further that the Fulani Nationality Movement who claimed responsibility for his recent attack, have boasted that Nigeria is their only country.
Naija News reports that Ortom’s face-off with the presidency has included him criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged inability to tackle the security challenges facing the nation.
The governor lamented that terrorism is beginning to take over the country like Afghanistan and other warring countries in the world.
He said, “Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM were the people who attempted to kill me recently. They said Nigeria is the only country that belongs to them. It is written and I have the document.
“I have sent copy of the document to the president, police, DSS. The FUNAM said they wanted this revolution in 1800 but could not achieve it through Usman Danfodio.
“They claimed that they have the power, money, and all it takes to achieve it”.
“The terrorism that we used to hear in far away countries like Afghanistan Iraq and other warring countries has surfaced in Nigeria.
“And as it is, it seems the presidency is in support of what is happening because it is not saying anything.
“Like I always say, if the Federal Government has the power to stop secessionists like Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho then the should have the power to stop banditry in the country too.
“They call the attackers unknown gunmen but for me, I know that they are Fulani people coming to kill us. And the presidency is involved in this agenda.
“The Fulani people have claimed that they want to capture the entire country”, he added.