… Threatens more dreadful attacks on anti-Fulani campaigners
A militia group reportedly known as the Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) has claimed to be responsible for the recent attack on governor Samuel Ortom, the Executive Governor of Benue State and threatened to kill him soon.
According to a report, the group said this in a statement signed by Umar Amir Sheu on March 20, 2021.
The group justifies the attack on the governor as a case of vengeance for opposing and spending his time and money towards the destruction of Fulani values and inheritance.
The group said governor Ortom escaped due to slight technical errors which the group assures that he won’t escape next time.
“Our courageous fighters carried out this historic attack to send a great message to Ortom 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. Ortom excaped(sic) today because of a slight technical communication error. Next time, he will not be lucky. We can assure him and his supporters”
FUNAM Threatens more dreadful attacks on anti-Fulani campaigners
The Group has also threatened to carry-out more dreadful attacks on anyone who is known for their anti-Fulani campaigns.
“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.”