Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has warned that people should be ready to bury Nigeria if Governor Ortom is killed.
The Benue state governor’s convoy was attacked by gunmen who, or tom says, trailed him to a riverbank in Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday, March 20.
Reacting to the news, Governor Wike, in a statement released by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, said
“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 a plan to assassinate him during the 2019 general election.
Governor Wike described it as disturbing the growing trend where the life of incumbent governors is brazenly threatened.