Biafra, Oduduwa: Gov Ortom Reveals Major Reasons For Agitations In Nigeria

On Thursday, Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, stated that Nigerians have lost faith in the presidency, which has resulted in the present agitation for secession in both the Southeast and Southwest geopolitical zones.

Governor Ortom made the claim during an event organized by the Radio Nigeria chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in Enugu State. Governor Ortom is known for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged inability to address current security challenges.

The governor stated that the Buhari administration’s lack of fairness to Nigerians sparked the present agitation for secession in some parts of the country.

Ortom said, “as you are aware, youth restiveness, herdsmen attacks, banditry and other criminal activities have had a negative impact on the socio-economic life of the country and are also fueling ethnic tensions.

“As I stated earlier, the current secessionist agitations here in the East and elsewhere are a result of injustice and lack of fairness to Nigerians by the current Presidency.

“This is why there is a growing perception that the Federal Government is encouraging the murderous activities of Fulani herdsmen by its actions and inaction.

“From all indications, the public trust in the Presidency has been eroded. This does not speak well for the corporate existence of Nigeria”.

DAILY POST reports that while the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB are agitating for the separation of the Southeast from Nigeria over alleged marginalization, some secessionists in the Southwest are also moving for the actualization of the Oduduwa Republic, a sovereign state for the Yoruba nation.

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