Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has stated that President Buhari is disappointed in Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
The presidential spokesman noted that President Buhari expressed “disappointment and sadness” to hear Governor Ortom make accusations against his person and his government.
Ortom had following the killing of his people stated that Buhari is watching as his people, Fulani, take over Nigeria by force, killing people at will.
Reacting to Ortom’s statement the presidency in a statement titled, ‘Governor Ortom only sees the problems of others, he doesn’t see his own,’ said that the lives of fellow citizens should not be desecrated by deploying them in political diatribe.
“He (Buhari) also states his disappointment and sadness to hear Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, make a litany of accusations against his person and his government of following the recent unfortunate incidents in the state.
“No responsible government takes pleasure in such events as the killing of the military and that of innocent citizens taking refuge in an Internally Displaced People’s camp.
“President Buhari is deeply pained by the terrible acts of violence happening not only in Benue State but also in other parts of the country and expects that the law enforcement agencies will go to every possible extent to catch the perpetrators of these heinous acts and bring them to justice.
“The lives of fellow citizens should not be desecrated by deploying them in political diatribe which unfortunately appeared to be the intent of the string of emotional attacks and blame laid at the doors of the President for those killings by Governor Ortom.
“President Buhari took an oath to defend the life and property of every citizen, a duty he takes seriously and is committed to ensuring.”
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