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Wike: Hold FG accountable ‘if Ortom is assassinated’

Samuel Ortom

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed that the federal government should be held culpable, in the event of the assassination attempt on his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom.

Recall that Creekvibes had reported on Saturday, March 20, that gunmen suspected to be bandits open fire on Ortom’s convoy while on his way to visit his farm.

According to Ortom, the armed men, numbering about 15, trailed his convoy to the river bank where he was on foot with his security details and opened fire on them.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued by his special assistant on media, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike said the federal government should be “prepared to bury Nigeria” if harm befalls Ortom.

Wike added that if the Benue governor is killed, the country could be plunged into another civil war.

“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria,” he was quoted as saying.

“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.”

Wike added that it is disturbing that the lives of incumbent governors are threatened.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also called on the police to investigate the attack on Ortom’s convoy and arrest the assailants.