A sociocultural organization of the Fulani Nationality Movement, (FUNAN) has claimed responsible of attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom in his farm at Tyo-Mu, along Makurdi-Gboko Road.
According to the group in a purported statement signed by one Umar Amir Shehu, said they must eliminate the governor who has stood on their way of actualizing their takeover of the country.
They however, warned that any state or individual who opposes RUGA and ranching or speak against ranching and RUGA even on the internet will be confronted, our noiseless fighters shall find and fix you.”
Read full statement below:
“Our attention has been drawn to media reports today speculating about who attacked the Governor of Benue State,Samuel Orton”
“Yes. Yes We did. The Fulani Nationality Movement, ( FUNAM) carried out the attack. We have genuine reasons. We acted on behalf of Millions of Fulani people in 15 countries.”
“It’s a case of veangeance against an infidel who has used his time and money, deployed in destroying the Fulani values and inheritance.”
“Our courageous fighters carried out this historic attack to send a great message to Ortum and his collaborators: Where ever you are, once you are against Fulani long term interest, we shall get you down. This is a clear warning. We hope those who take us for granted will get the indisputable message. ”
“Our intention is unequivocal: TO KILL HIM. That mission will one day be fulfilled and very soon too.”
“Eleven of FUNAM operatives were involved in the attack. Ortum excaped today because of a slight technical communication error. Nest time, he will not be lucky. We can assure him and his supporters”
“Ortom has been leading the campaign against Fulani interests in the North. We have our operatives in all Southern States. Each will face our sword soon”
“We warn collaborators working against Fulani people across Nigeria: WE SHALL GET YOU irrespective of your hidden place.”
“We state clearly, any state or individual that opposes RUGA will be confronted. Any State or individial that opposes ranching, we shall get you. Speak against ranching and RUGA even on the internet: Our Noiseless fighters shall find and fix you.”
“In the next few months, FUNAM will carry out attacks on strategic human and material assets of States and Non State groups or individuals known for their anti-Fulani campaigns.”
“We shall hunt you down in your houses, in your work places, in your car, in your streets. It’s a matter of time”
Umar Amir Shehu