Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday, insisted that the Fulanis are behind the worsening security situation in the country.
The governor also insisted that Insecurity will stop in the country any day the Federal Government wants to put a stop to it.
The governor stated this when the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, led a delegation on a courtesy visit to his office in Makurdi, the state capital.
According to the Ortom, it was laughable and shameful for any one from Benue to say Fulanis were not responsible for the killings because of meal ticket.
He also thanked the Church for always being supportive of his administration through prayers.
Speaking earlier, Most Rev Ndukuba, who is in the state for the Abuja Provincial Council Conference of the Anglican Communion, decried the worsening insecurity and economic downturn in the country.
He also called on the Presidency and those in positions of authority to stop gagging people speaking out against the ills in the country, urging Nigerian leaders to urgently address the issues confronting the unity of the country and the economic well being of Nigerians.
He said: “Instead of tackling the problems that are facing us, the powers that be are busy trying to gag the people who are speaking out.”
Decrying the challenges confronting the country, Most Rev Ndukuba said insecurity and poor economic conditions had led to the displacement of millions of Nigerians and made life unbearable for all.
“One’s heart bleeds at the sight of those staying in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps; but we know that God will not forsake His people.”
He also assured of the commitment and support of the Church to the administration of Governor Ortom, pointing out that as a man who had chosen to honour God, he would always be honoured.