Story from Najib SANI, Bauchi
The Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Danlami Kawule has reacted to the statement credited to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom suggesting that Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State is supporting terrorism in Nigeria.
Recall that Bala recently defended the Fulani herders carrying weapons claiming that they were compelled to do so because of the attacks they face from cattle rustlers.
Bala also lamented that his Benue State counterpart triggered the problem by allegedly inciting Benue people against the Fulanis.
The Deputy Speaker while reacting to Ortom’s attack of Bala on Tuesday in a press conference said the attack affected not only the governor but the entire citizens of Bauchi State.
According to Kawule, Ortom denigrated Bauchi citizens “for calling their governor terrorist and describing the state as lawless”.
“The Governor of Benue is not attacking our Governor but is attacking our state. Because I heard him saying if you cannot obey the law, go to Bauchi and take AK 47. What did he mean?
“Did he mean that we are not law-abiding citizens? Is he trying to say that we in Bauchi have a law that allows people to take AK 47?
“As far as I am concerned, Benue State governor should apologise to the people of Bauchi State because we are not terrorists and our governor is not a terrorist. We are not happy with what he was saying”, Kawule stated.