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Ortom hits back at IGP, says he’s the drowning man


Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has hit back at the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, declaring that he has failed woefully.
Ortom was reacting to comments by the force spokesman,Jimoh Moshood, who described the governor as a drowning man during a discussion programme on Channels Television on Tuesday.
But Ortom in a radio programme on Tuesday said the IGP is the drowning man because he has failed to do the right thing.
“I am not a drowning man; I am doing what I was elected to do. Over 99 percent of Benue people are with me, I’m acting their script, so nobody should try to intimidate me.
Ortom said “The IGP should resign because he has failed woefully. He doesn’t have the capacity. There are many good police officers who can take over that job and perform creditably by turning around the security architecture of this country and make things work and protect lives and property. That man has no business being the IGP.
The governor maintained that the IGP was the “mouthpiece of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore” saying that he should resign his position as the IGP to “serve full time in his new job”.
According to him, “Fulani militia have come out in video to display the kind of weapons that they have and everyone has seen it; that is also not enough for the IGP to arrest these people.
“But he chose to declare that we have militia in Benue state. If we have militia in the state, will the herdsmen come and kill our people the way they did and are currently doing?
“It is because we are law-abiding. I think the people should have the right to defend themselves and not make themselves easy prey to be killed in their homes.
“So any lawful means you can adopt to defend yourself in Benue State, just go ahead. “We are not going to wait for the inspector-general of police to do it because he has failed in his assignment.”


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