Benue State Government Angers President Muhammed Buhari
Buhari: I’m disappointed Ortom is blaming me for Benue killings
President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his disappointment on Governor Ortom for blaming him for the recent attacks in Benue state.
Following the recent occurrence of the series of killings in the state by gunmen, Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, had call for the urgent intervention of the federal government.
However, About 11 soldiers, who were on peace keeping task, were recently killed in the state.
Meanwhile, Ortom had also asked the president to rise up and address the nation since he took an oath of office to secure and protect lives and property.
The presidential spokerson, Garbage Shehu, in a statement on Thursday, said Buhari is pained by the killings, but sad that the governor will blame the attacks on the president.
“He also states his disappointment and sadness to hear Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, make a litany of accusations against his person and his government following the recent unfortunate incidents in the state,” the statement reads.
“No responsible government takes pleasure in such events as the killing of the military and that of innocent citizens taking refuge in an Internally Displaced People’s camp.