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FG WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF GOV ORTOM IS ASSASSINATED -GOV WIKE

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has warned that the Federal Government will be held responsible if the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom is assassinated.

He stressed that if the Benue State governor is killed, the country could be plunged into another civil war.

Governor Wike stated this while reacting to attempt on Governor Ortom’s life by fifteen gunmen who trailed him to a river bank in Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday.

“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria. If anything happens to Governor Ortom, the Federal Government will be held responsible and they should be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria.”

The Rivers State Governor recalled how the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Major General Jamil Sarham, and All Progressives Congress chieftains had concluded plan to assassinate him during the 2019 general election.

Governor Wike described as disturbing the growing trend where the life of incumbent governors are brazenly threatened.

Kelvin Ebiri
Special Assistant (Media) Rivers State Governor

March 20, 2021

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