Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has asked the Federal Government to use the same zeal and determination with which the Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was arrested to the arrest of bandits and Boko Haram.
Ortom noted that if the FG truly go after Miyetti Allah and Boko Haram like how they did to Kanu, only then will he know that they are resolute in their fight against the bandits.
He said, “if the federal government has demonstrated capacity to arrest Nnamdi Kanu, they should also exhibit the same zeal, will and decision to arrest the Fulani herdsmen that are terrorizing our state and country.
“Let that be done, they are living here with us. If Nnamdi Kanu can be arrested from a foreign land, I believe that if the federal government can exhibit the same will, they will arrest Fulani herdsmen, especially Miyetti Allah who have owned up to the killings in Benue state and have continued to terrorize our land.
“It is laughable and unfortunate when I heard that Miyetti Allah are calling Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist. Someone who is fighting for the liberation of his people is being called a terrorist by a terrorist organization called Miyetti Allah and Fulani herdsmen.
“So the federal government should rise up to its responsibilities and arrest the people.”
“I have no problem with trying Nnamdi Kanu, but the due process should be followed and let there be justice. If he has committed any offense, let there be justice.
“But the federal government must also do justice by arresting Fulani herdsmen that have been terrorizing our land, who have created so much problems, pains and challenges to our economy, to our security and to our unity. If the federal government does not do that, it means that they are not serious.