There are people trying to kidnap, kill me – Ortom

Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has alleged that his life is under threat.

The governor revealed this on Sunday during a Special Thanksgiving Service organised in his honour by the Independent Print-Media Publishers Association of Nigeria (IPPAN), at the Chapel of Grace, Government House, Makurdi.


Mr Ortom, however, expressed confidence that he would overcome every evil thrown at him.

“I have dismantled the devils in Benue Government House; they cannot come near us again. The devil does not have a place in our government house again.

“I am not afraid of any human being. I once heard that some people are planning to kill my security aides, kidnap me and dismember me parts by parts until I die, but I have told them that God will not allow that to happen.

“I have brought myself close to God; there is no turning back. When people plan against me, l will always floor them because God is with me,” he said.

Ortom appealed to Benue people to exercise patience and judge his performance at the end of his second term, pointing out that he had already executed projects and policies that would benefit generations yet unborn.

In a sermon, Evangelist Michael Ewache said that the battles facing the state were more spiritual than physical.

“We need light to shine and take over darkness in the state,” he said.


National President of IPPAN, Babs Usigbe, in his address, commended the governor for his support to the association over the years.

Ortom, the first national president of the association, was installed IPPAN’s grand patron during the service.