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Declare Miyeti Allah, FUNAM Terrorist Group, Ortom Tells Buhari

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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom
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January 09, (THEWILL) – Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for heeding calls to designate bandits wreaking havoc on citizens across the country as terrorists.

The governor, who noted that such action was not enough, called on the President to go a step further and declare Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) as terrorist organisations, just as it has done to other groups.

The governor, who was reacting to the interview President Buhari granted Channels Television on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, insisted that the step taken by the Federal Government now would go a long way to contain the atrocities of the criminals and give citizens opportunities to go about their legitimate businesses unmolested.

“Even though the Federal Government’s measures on bandits now seems strong, the security challenges will only be adequately addressed, if a similar hard position is taken on Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, MACBAN and the Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM), who have vowed to continue to cause mayhem in Benue State and other parts of the country because of the anti-grazing laws,” he said.

The governor, who insisted that the law had come to stay in Benue State and it is irrevocable, also maintained that Benue State had no grazing routes, reserves or areas, saying the law was enacted in good faith for peace and order in the state.

“The law was enacted among other things to end the incessant farmers/herdsmen clashes in the state,” he said.

Ortom also challenged President Buhari to do all that is necessary to revamp the ailing economy and save Nigerians from poverty,  adding that Nigerians had endured enough hunger and misery under the APC dominated government.

He dismissed the President’s tagging of the PDP as a failure, insisting that as a critical stakeholder in the PDP project, it is completely false. “If anyone has failed, it is the APC dominated Federal Government that has failed  by taking Nigeria from the top to bottom.”

He declared that the PDP is ready to rescue Nigeria from the insecurity and economic horror placed on Nigerians by the APC, stressing that the party is better prepared with laudable programmes on the welfare of Nigerians and to rebuild the nation from its tale of woes.

Ortom added that from all indications, the APC administration has since run out of ideas. “They have exhausted all their lies and have nothing more to tell Nigerians,” he said.