Northern Consensus Movement Threatens To Sue Governor Ortom To IC
By; VICTOR DAZANG, Kaduna
The Northern Consensus Movement (NCM), has threatened to sue Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague for committing genocide against humanity.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Sunday, the President of the movement, Dr, Auwal Aliyu Abdullahi said, “The NCM unilaterally has taken its position to sue the Benue State Governor to the International Criminal Court in Hague for committing genocide crime against humanity.
“We are not in a mood to crack jokes today as usual, because we are in the gravest and the monumental upset of mind as a result of genocide which has resulted to killing of over forty (40) people which majority of them are Fulani pastoralists on the alleged instructions of the present Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.
“We have been critically following his uncommon hatred for the Fulanis and the Hausas, we recorded his actions and utterances against them which clearly proved beyond any reasonable doubt that he doesn’t want see their existence.
“The NCM cannot understand attitude of some Nigerian leaders particularly governors of Northern states, despite the fact that all those killed are Northerners, the NCM is therefore, calling on the chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum to as a matter of urgency, unravel this act of executive rascality.
“We equally urge the leaders of the National Assembly, Senate and House of Representatives to do the same because the matter will not be swept under the carpet. Lets find out those behind this act and punish them accordingly. And the family of the deceased must be adequately compensated.
“We are using this press conference to solicit for the support of any Nigerian who is touched by this inhuman act to drag Samuel Ortom to court for his act of genocide against Fulani community with his expertise or in any way he feels he can assist to achieve this noble act,” he said.
The movement further explained, “we have received a report from our people in the South East that the Igbo youth, whom either destroyed the goods they carried or killed the occupants of the vehicle or both.
“Let us sound strong words of warning to Mr. Samuel Ortom and his co-travelers in the act of Northerners and Northern interest, wherever they are, that from now on, it will not be business as usual killing our people with no repercussions.
“We will mobilize, organize, sensitize our people to be vigilant and prepare to defend themselves where and wherever they find themselves.
“Let the world know that our silence is not act of cowardice, if retaliation or killing our kin and kith will make Nigeria break, let it be so,” the group warned.