The River state Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration can be held accountable if the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom is assassinated.
He careworn that if the Benue State governor is killed, the nation might be plunged into one other civil war.
Governor Wike said this while reacting to attempt on Governor Ortom’s life by fifteen gunmen who trailed him to a river bank in Tyo Mu alongside Makurdi/Gboko highway in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday.
“If you happen to kill Ortom, then be ready to bury Nigeria. If something occurs to Governor Ortom, the Federal Authorities can be held accountable and they need to be prepared that there will be no more Nigeria.”
The Rivers State Governor recalled how the previous General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Military 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 rising development where the dwell of incumbent governors are openly threatened