Wike to FG: No more Nigeria if Ortom is killed
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, has threatened that Nigeria may cease to exist if Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom is assassinated.
Wike added that the federal government should be held responsible if anything happens to the Benue State Governor.
Wike made the submission in his reaction to Saturday’s assassination attempt on Ortom’s life when he visited his farm.
It will be recalled as previously reported by touchaheart blog that Ortom confirmed that he almost lost his life during an attack on Saturday by some gunmen he described as herdsmen.
The Governor who spoke with newsmen after the incident, narrated that the gunmen, numbering about 15, trailed him and his team to a riverbank when he was on foot before launching the attack.
Ortom’s convoy was attacked along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue but his security team repelled the attack and whisked the Governor to safety.
Reacting to the entire incident, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said if his Benue State counterpart is killed, Nigeria would be buried.
“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria.
If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria,” Wike threatened.
He also lamented the deplorable state of security in the country and the growing trend of general insecurity where criminals openly threaten the lives of citizens.