Browsing: Governor Samuel Ortom

The governor, according to a statement made available to journalists on Saturday by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ngunan Adingi, hinged the suspension to crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen in the council area which led to the burning down of a widow, Shaade Nyihemba.

From Orlu to Nkpologwu, people, in Nigeria’s usual cloud of denialism, often referred to as “unknown gunmen” are on a spree. Killing police, military and naval resources, attacking police stations, police checkpoints, Nigeria Correctional Service convoys, etcetera. It should be clear by now, we are witnessing an aggressive social re-engineering campaign. These “unknown gunmen” are seeking to obtain the monopoly of violence or at least become a dominant force in the southeast.

Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ortom said he was pleased with President Buhari’s reaction to the development, adding they shared ideas on how to manage the crisis trailing the development.

What started as a sitcom starring Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi State counterpart Bala Mohammed in a bizarre farmer-herdsmen exchange, later zig-zagged, morphed, and swept across the country in an expanded theatre of the absurd. At least four other governors have now been engulfed in the flame.