Current appointment of suspected Boko Haram supporters into key federal offices proves complicity of the govt on security concerns in Nigeria- Governor Ortom

Current appointment of suspected Boko Haram supporters into key federal offices proves complicity of the govt on security concerns in Nigeria- Governor Ortom

Current appointment of suspected Boko Haram supporters into key federal offices proves complicity of the govt on security concerns in Nigeria- Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that the current appointment of suspected Boko Haram supporters into key federal offices, integration of repentant members of the sect into the military and the failure of the government to arrest and prosecute terrorist herdsmen have proven the complicity of government on security concerns in Nigeria.

 


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According to a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur,  the governor said this when he interacted with a delegation from the United Kingdom Parliaments All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freedom of Religion and Beliefs at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja on Wednesday, June 1st.

 

The governor urged the international community to put pressure on the Federal Government to address the alarming acts of terrorism by armed herdsmen in the country without religious or ethnic bias.

 

The statement in part read

He alleged that the current appointment of suspected Boko Haram supporters into key federal offices, integration of repentant members of the sect into the military and failure of government to arrest and prosecute terrorist herdsmen have also proven the complicity of government.

Governor Ortom also told the visiting Parliamentarians that due to the activities of these terrorist groups, over 1.5 million people have been displaced from their ancestral lands and properties worth billions of naira destroyed in Benue State as a result of the invasion.

Responding, leader of the delegation and member of Parliament from Ireland, Mr. Jim Shannon, thanked Governor Ortom for availing the delegation with a comprehensive insight into the issues, assuring that they would present his case at the right department back home to get positive results.

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