There is plot to kill me- Ortom shouts
Benue Governor Samuel Ortom
Embattled Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has raised another alarm over an alleged plot by herders to attack his convoy and kill him along the Makurdi-Lafia highway.
It was the second time within a month that the governor is alleging plans by herders to cause more unrest in the state and to kill him after calling the attention of security agencies on Wednesday, August 1, over alleged invasion of part of the state by herdsmen with more than 10,000 cows.
Ortom raised the latest alarm Friday at a meeting between the church, traditional institution and other stakeholders towards peace-building.
The interaction was organized by the Makurdi Catholic Diocese at the Pastoral Center, Makurdi.
He alleged that there was plot for his kidnap, torture and thereafter kill him.
Ortom also said the information was based on an intelligence report he got which indicated that the herders who are currently occupying part of his home Guma Local Government Area would laid a siege for him on the Makurdi-Lafia highway.
In an interview with newsmen, the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Bishop Wilfred Anagbe, said over 306 traditional rulers, youths, members of both Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) and Catholic Men Organisation (CMO) among others were invited for the meeting to educate them on a violence free election ahead of 2019.