Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said nomadic herdsmen have concluded plans to ambush his motorcade and kill him.
“The armed herdsmen, according to the intelligence report, would ensure that all my security aides were killed, after which they would kidnap and torture me, before killing me”, Ortom said.
Ortom detailed that according to intelligence reports reaching his desk, the herdsmen have concluded plans to waylay his convoy along the Makurdi/Lafia highway and murder him in cold blood.
“Already, I had reported the matter to the police and other security agencies and they are aware of this.
“Therefore, any time my spirit doesn’t allow me to travel by road, I would call flight operators. But, just a few days ago, the federal government issued a circular directing that no flight should land in Makurdi Airport again,” Punch quotes Ortom as saying.
Ortom recently defected from the governing APC to the opposition PDP.
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