Governor Samuel Ortom, has fired back at the police public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood, who yesterday referred to him as drowning man in an interview with Channels TV. The police spokesperson said this while reacting to calls by the state governor for the IG of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to resign from office following the series of attacks by herdsmen in the state.
Reacting to Moshood’s statement, Governor Ortom said that it is the IG that is a drowning man and not him. He said this when he addressed newsmen in the state yesterday.
“It is the IGP that has failed to do the right thing that should be called a drowning man. It is the IGP that should resign. I am not a drowning man. I am doing what I was elected to do. Over 99% of Benue people are with me, I’m acting their script, so nobody should try to intimidate me. The IGP should resign because he has failed woefully. He doesn’t have the capacity. There are many good police officers who can take over that job and perform creditably by turning around the security architecture of this country and make things work and protect lives and property. That man has no business being the IGP.”