There is a heavy allegation on the head of the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed and it is to the effect that he is among the Fulani group terrorising Nigerians.
The allegation is coming from no one else but his counterpart from Benue State, Gov Samuel Ortom, who bared his conviction at a press conference in Makurdi.
Describing Mohammed as part of the conspiracy against him, Ortom declared that his life was now being threatened by Mohammed given the manner the latter had been attacking him.
Recall that the Bauchi governor had recently accused Ortom of creating bad media campaign against Fulani ethnic group, and that this had worsened the herder-farmer crisis.
He further charged that Ortom had criminalized the entire Fulani across the country.
Ortom said Mohammed should actually be up to his oath of office as governor conscious of his mandate to protect the country’s constitution rather than being sectional.
“This is the same governor, who took oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The constitution does not give room to allow foreign armed Fulani herdsmen, Tiv people or Yoruba or any ethic group to come in and to carry arms.
“But the Bauchi governor said every Fulani man is a global man; so, he could go anywhere at any time. It is quite disappointing to hear a governor who took oath of office to say that.”
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of only caring about Fulani herders, rather than being the president for all Nigerians.
Farmers-herders conflict have increased in the recent, and many people are of the opinion that the problem festered especially during the time of Muhammadu Buhari as president, making them slam him as sectional.
They base their argument on wide reports of pastoralists from the north marching on and destroying farmlands of southern farmers without any check from the federal government.