The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Monday alleged
plot against him by Miyetti Allah groups and some members
of the opposition in the state.
Ortom alleged that Miyetti Allah groups and their conspirators
are plotting a media attack and protest against him due to his
stance against open grazing in the state.
The governor, who spoke through his Media Aide, Tever Akase
claimed that the plan was to be executed between now and
EA statement by Akase alleged that the planned protest is
aimed at creating chaos, tension, fear among people of the
state which could lead to violent clashes.
He, however, warned that no amount of media falsehood
would deter him from selfless service to the people of the
He said: “It has become necessary to alert Benue people and
other Nigerians about a plan being orchestrated by Miyetti
Allah groups in collaboration with some opposition elements
in the state to sponsor protests and a sustained media
campaign against Governor Samuel Ortom.“The conspirators have already contacted editors of some
notable media organizations in Abuja and Lagos whose role it
is to ensure that articles, reports and all manner of media
contents are churned out ceaselessly against the Ortom
“Our findings reveal that the Miyetti Allah groups are riled by
the Governor’s dogged stand against open grazing of animals
in the state, his call for the declaration of armed herdsmen as
terrorists and his administration’s opposition to Fulani
Vigilante. Working in cahoots with some members of the
opposition in the state, the pastoralists have initiated the anti-
Ortom campaign which we understand is to be sustained
between now and the end of 2022.