Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, has claimed to have evidence proving Fulanis plan to take over Nigeria.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin over the weekend, Ortom emphasized that the Fulani herdsmen’s goal is to conquer the entire country.
“The ones that tried to assassinate me recently were the Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM,” he claimed. They claimed that Nigeria is their sole possession. It’s written, and I’ve got the paper.
“I’ve forwarded a copy of the paper to the president, the police, and the DSS. The FUNAM claimed that they desired this revolution in 1800 but that Usman Danfodio was unable to bring it about.
“They claimed to have all the power, money, and resources necessary to achieve their goals.”
Ortom, who has been at odds with the presidency over his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s incapacity to address the country’s security concerns, lamented that, like Afghanistan and other warring places around the world, terrorism is beginning to take over the country.