Gov Ortom: I Was Attacked By Herdsmen At My Farm

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The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom has revealed how he was attacked by herdsmen at his farm.

Samuel Ortom
Samuel Ortom

In a no holds barred revelation, the governor said that he was attacked by suspected herdsmen while at his farm located along Makurdi-Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital, last week.

Ortom made this known while addressing reporters on Monday in Makurdi, the state capital, noting that he won’t bow to the attempt to intimidate him for speaking up for his people.

“I went my farm last week and the herdsmen who were coming back to Benue state in their numbers shot at me, ” Ortom said.

He said it was men of Operation Whirl stroke, an outfit set up by the defence headquarters, who rescued him.

Ortom expressed concerns that herdsmen were allowed to “carry sophisticated weapons more than security agencies while farmers are arrested for holding cutlasses”.

“Anti- open grazing prohibition law is still in force and anyone who wants to do business of animal husbandry must embrace ranching,” he said.

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