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“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria,” – Wike Tells Buhari

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the assassination attempt on his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday.

The Benue State Governor was earlier on Saturday attacked by some suspected herdsmen during his visit to a farm in Makurdi.

But the security details to Governor Ortom were able to repel the attack.

Ortom disclosed that he ran for “more than one and a half kilometres without stopping” to escape the assassination attempt.

“If you kill Ortom, then be prepared to bury Nigeria,” Wike sent a strong message to the Federal Government in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri.

Wike, in the statement, also recalled how the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Major General Jamil Sarham, and All Progressive Congress Chieftains had concluded plans to assassinate him during the 2019 general elections.

Governor Wike lamented that the growing trend where the lives of incumbent governors are brazenly threatened was disturbing.

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