A group identified as the Fulani Nationality Movement has stated that it carried out the attack on Ortom.
According to the group, 11 of its members were involved in the attacked against Governor Ortom, noting that a technical error aided the governor’s escape.
A statement on Sunday titled ‘Why we attacked Ortom: The FUNAM statement,’ signed by Umar Shehu, (As seen on The Punch) the group threatened to deal with anyone or states who opposes open grazing.
“Our attention has been drawn to media reports today speculating about who attacked the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom
“Yes. Yes, We did. The Fulani Nationality Movement, carried out the attack. We have genuine reasons. We acted on behalf of millions of Fulani people in 15 countries.
“It’s a case of vengeance against an infidel who has used his time and money, deployed in destroying the Fulani values and inheritance.”
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