Nigeria’ll divide if anything happens to Ortom – Coalition uncovers plot to assassinate Benue Gov
The Coalition of Southern and Middle Belt Youth Leaders Assembly, COSMBYLA, has alleged that there is an ongoing plot by some groups to assassinate the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.
DAILY POST recalls that the Governor had during the week, alleged that “several attempts have been made to eliminate me, but God has protected me”, stating that he has written his will and was not afraid of anyone.
Similarly, in a statement issued on Friday by COSMBYLA’s President General, Goodluck Ibem, the coalition also alleged that a meeting targeted at planning how to eliminate the Governor was held recently.
COSMBYLA warned that an attempt to assassinate the Governor would lead to the end of the corporate existence of Nigeria as a single nation.
The statement reads in part, “Information gathered have shown were a meeting was held to plan how to assassinate the Executive Governor of Benue, Dr. Samuel Ortom and the security agencies have the details and they have not moved to arrest those involved in such despicable plan.
“Our country Nigeria is owned by all Nigerians and nobody or ethnic group or tribe owns it more than the other. For one ethnic group (Fulanis) to target an entire State for extermination is vallainious and wickedness taken too far and we condemn it in its entirety.
“We warn those actors who are killing Benue indigenes and at the same time plotting to assassinate the Executive Governor of the State to steer clear now.
“We warn these evil actors to note that any attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom’s life will be totally resisted and it will lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. Ortom is a defender of the people who have given a voice to the voiceless and we the youths stand solidly with him”.
While expressing readiness to back the Governor in speaking truth to relevant authorities over the crisis rocking the nation, the coalition called on Ortom to “stand firm in his belief and conviction”, stating that “truth shall prevail against lies.”
The group lamented that those voted into power to protect lives are the ones “fully backing the plot to assassinate the Governor”, who according to the statement, “has done well in the fight against insecurity in his State and the entire nation via his truths.”