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Let’s join hands to end insecurity in Nigeria – Ortom

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By Henry Iyorkase, Makurdi.

Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom has urged Nigerians to rally behind President Muhammadu Buhari led government in its efforts to address insecurity in the country.

Ortom who said that the fight against insecurity was the responsibility of every Nigerian and should not be taken with levity, enjoined Nigerians to collectively tackle the crisis with seriousness.

The governor made the assertion on Wednesday while speaking with journalists at the Makurdi Airport after his meeting with the president in the aftermath of the assassination attempt on him last weekend. Ortom told newsmen that after his meeting with the president in Abuja, he also met with some security chiefs and that there was a new resolve to fight insecurity to a standstill.

He said the attempted assassination had, ironically, brought a new resolve to end insecurity in the country.

“The meeting in Abuja was very fruitful and Mr. President was quite sympathetic and condemned the attempted assassination on me.  I also met with some service chiefs, including the DSS, Chief of Defence Staff, the Inspector General of Police, among others.  The Chief of Defence, particularly, told me that they had employed a new strategy to clear all the bandits camps.

“Moving forwards from my discussion with all the leaders I spoke to, there is a new resolve to ensure that there’s security of lives and property. I believe, by the grace of God, we shall overcome all the challenge.

“As I said, there is no need to politicise this. We must have to work together to overcome the security challenges irrespective of political affiliation. All hands must be on deck towards finding amicable solutions to this monster bedevilling our nation.”

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