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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, has raised the alarm that Fulani herdsmen have concluded plans to kill him.

The governor raised the alarm on Friday, disclosing that herdsmen plan to carried out the act on the Makurdi-Lafia Highway.

According to Ortom, he has received intelligence report about the plan to have him kidnapped, tortured and murdered.

The governor stated this during an interactive session with the church, traditional institution and other stakeholders towards peaceful elections in 2019.

The session was organised by the Makurdi Catholic Diocese, and held at the Pastoral Centre, Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

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“The armed herdsmen, according to the intelligence report, would ensure that all my security aides were killed, after which they would kidnap and torture me before killing me.

“Already, I had reported the matter to the Police and other security agencies and they are aware of this.

“Therefore, anytime my spirit doesn’t allow me to travel by road, I would call flight operators. But, just a few days ago, the Federal Government has issued a circular directing that no flight should land in Makurdi Airport again,” Ortom stated.

The governor also revealed that some Benue indigenes have connived with “forces in Abuja” to kill him

 

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