Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has declared his and IPOB’s unwavering support for Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
Ortom was last Saturday attacked by unidentified persons while walking through his farm along the Makurdi- Gboko road.
The IPOB leader made this statement following Ortom’s remark, saying the people of Benue State are ready to stop Fulani herdsmen.
The governor in his remark had revealed that the Tiv nation in 1804 fought and stopped herders from taking over the State.
He also stressed that the Tiv nation is not afraid of following the footsteps of its forefathers.
Reacting to Ortom’s post, Kanu, in a tweet, wrote: “Our forefathers stopped them in 1804, we are not afraid – Ortom
“Dear Gov. Ortom, The #IPOB that I lead stand with you. #Biafrans stand with you.
“I’m pretty certain that all that yearn for freedom in NIGERIA stand with you. Do not despair. We got your back. @GovSamuelOrtom.”
After an assassination attempt on Ortom’s life, a group who identified themselves as FUNAM claimed responsibility for the attack and vowed to kill him.
The Governor had however claimed that Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore were the ones behind the attack.