Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday blasted the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Jimoh Moshood, for calling on him to resign from office over his inability to contain the Security situation in the state.
The governor said such utterances were rather an indictment on the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, whom he said lacked the capacity to control the crisis in the state and country in general.
He said: “Those are people around Mr. President that are advising him. How can you have quality security for the people when you have those kind of people who are barefooted security men who have nothing to offer to security architecture of our country?
“They have failed in their responsibility to provide security for the state. I know of their plans to attack me to divert attention from the real issue at stake and to intimidate and blackmail me and get paid people to say all kinds of things against me. Those things will not work as long as I stand with my people and I am doing their bidding and no one has come out to tell me that what I have done is wrong.
“The said PPRO called me a Drowning man but I am surprised. A drowning man how? A man who respects the rules of the law and for the police who have completely neglected their duty to enforce the laws of the land so who should be calling for resignation? Is it me who is doing the right thing or they who are doing the wrong thing?”
Ortom expressed regrets that the police IG has abdicated his responsibility of providing security to lives and property of Nigerians to become the mouthpiece of the Miyetti Allah Kuatal Hore and urged him to resign his position to serve full time in his new job.
The governor also announced the lifting of the curfew on Gboko town.
He made the announcement at a meeting he held with leaders of the Benue Motorcycle Association across the state and heads of security agencies at the Government House.
Ortom reiterated his condemnation of the killings at the Gboko motor part but maintained that the victims were not Fulani people as reported in some quarters.
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