Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has claimed that Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed is a member of the Fulani terrorist group that has been unleashing terror on Nigerians.
He made this known during a press conference in Makurdi, adding Mohammed has been intimidating him.
Trouble started when Bauchi governor accused Ortom of putting the Fulani tribe in a negative light through his utterances, adding that Ortom’s remarks have fueled the herders-farmers clash.
Mohammed also faulted Ortom for branding the entire Fulani people as terrorists.
In reaction, Ortom said Mohammed was part of the terrorists that have usurped the relative peace in the country since he supported the Fulani people.
The Benue governor said, “Since he (Bala Mohammed) has chosen to vilify and intimidate me, I am compelled to think that he is one of the Fulani terrorists terrorizing this country.
“Why did I say so? This is the same governor, who took oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The constitution does not give room to allow foreign armed Fulani herdsmen, Tiv people or Yoruba or any ethic group to come in and to carry arms.”
Ortom earlier said he would not apologize for saying the truth to Nigerians about the challenges facing the nation.
Taking his stance on the need for ranching to stop open grazing by herdsmen, the governor said he would not be intimidated since he is concerned about the good of the country.