Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed that the comments made by his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed who blamed him for fanning embers of attacks against Fulani herdsmen, is disappointing.
Governor Ortom made this known in a communique on Friday.
He stated that he will not want to join issues with his counterpart.
He, however, expressed his shock that a colleague who took the oath of office as he also did, to protect and preserve the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, now takes the lead in violating provisions of the same constitution by calling for lawlessness.
According to Ortom, the most shocking part of Governor Bala Mohammed’s statement was where he defended herdsmen for bearing arms saying “they have no option than to carry AK47 because the society and the government are not protecting them”.
The Benue governor questioned the section of the law the Bauchi governor cited to support herdsmen’s free movement around the country with sophisticated weapons.
“It was the same Governor Mohammed who once said on national television that a Fulani man is a global citizen and therefore does not need a visa to come to Nigeria and that the forests belong to herdsmen,” Ortom stated as he poked at Bala Mohammed’s political ideology.