Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has dismissed insinuations that his trip to the United Kingdom and the United States of America was to report President Muhammadu Buhari to the international community.
Governor Samuel Ortom had during his US trip told the American State Department to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for the escalating insecurity in Nigeria.
But while featuring on Arise Television programme, “The Morning Show” this Thursday, July 21st, 2022, Ortom denied embarking on the trip to report Buhari to the West.
He said his trip was to correct the misrepresentation of facts on the terrorist activities going on in his state and the country.
According to him, “I am only stating the obvious in the country. The situation in Benue State and the country is not hidden. I am learned enough to know that Nigeria is a sovereign country and I know that I cannot go and report it to the UK, US or other bodies.
The Governor disclosed that “Today if Nigeria disintegrates and slides into crisis, it will affect the world. The humanitarian crisis will be huge. It is not about partisanship. I am only concerned about the country. Several of the Fulanis have stated on several occasions that Nigeria belongs to them and are unleashing violence on the people”
He said the terrorist attacks on Benue have led to the displacement of over 1.5 million people he has been grappling with, stressing that he is speaking for the people who elected him so he needs the support of the international community to tackle the challenges.