The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called for a state of emergency in Benue state, following the recent attacks from herdsmen in the state.
Governor Wike was speaking when he played host to members of the governing council of the University Of Port Harcourt, at the Government House.
“When there was no problem in Port Harcourt, they were conspiring on how to declare a state of emergency, now that the time for a state of emergency has come, it should be declared in Benue state because the governor has lost control.
“Look at how people are being killed. So if you are from Benue, sorry, I’m calling for a state of emergency,” he stated.
In response, Governor Ortom, during a separate meeting with security officials expressed his displeasure over Wike’s comments.
“I pray for my colleague in Rivers state who, instead of sympathizing with me has chosen to call that Benue state should be declared a state of emergency when the killings in Rivers is more than what is happening here.”