Governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom has claimed that he is in possession of a document proving that the Fulani Tribe plans to ‘takeover’ Nigeria.
Ortom made the disclosure while speaking to BBC Pidgin in a recent interview.
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”.
Ortom further stated that the Terrorism that was spoken off in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq has come to Nigeria. “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.”, he said.
Ortom and the Presidency have been at loggerheads recently.
Ortom had accused the President, Muhammadu Buhari of ‘destroying’ Nigeria. Reacting to the comment, the Presidency in a statement signed by its spokesman, Garba Shehu, last week, commented that Ortom was not fit to be a governor.