Herdsmen attack: IPOB declares full support for Ortom


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has thrown its full weight behind Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State following regular threats to his life by killer herdsmen.

Recall that the Benue governor recently escaped an assassination attempt, which was blamed on suspected Fulani herdsmen.

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who expressed the separatist group for Ortom in a post on his Twitter’s handle on Friday, also shared a quote credited to the governor on his unwavering commitment to resist herdsmen.

“Our forefathers stopped them in 1804, we are not afraid” – Ortom

“Dear Gov. Ortom, The #IPOB that I lead stand with you. #Biafrans stand with you. I’m pretty certain that all that yearn for freedom in NIGERIA stand with you. Do not despair. We got your back. @GovSamuelOrtom,” the firebrand Kanu tweeted.

Recall that Ortom incurred the anger of herdsmen following his introduction of a law that prohibits open grazing in Benue State.

The umbrella body of Fulani herdsmen in the country, Miyetti Allah, has gravely condemned the law, with some members vowing to resist it.