According to Nyesom Ezenwo Wike the executive governor of river state , 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.
This recent attack on governor samuel ortom convoys is not the first time a sitting governors convoy was attacked in Nigeria.
As Babagana Umara Zulum , the governor of borno state convoy was also attacked sometime last year in his state .
The federal government have been battling the recent surge in attacks , not just on government officials , but also the recent kidnapping , banditry , ethnic tension and other security issues within the country.