Living in Nigeria is hell’ — Ortom mourns lawyer killed in Zamfara

The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, said living in Nigeria is hell.

He declared this while reacting to the murder of a Benue-born legal practitioner in Gusau, Zamfara state by suspected terrorists on Thursday.

The victim, who was identified as Benedict Torngee Azza from Yelewata, Guma LGA of Benue, was murdered at his residence.

The suspected terrorists were said to have raided his apartment at Saminaka Area, Gusau beside the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) headquarters.

In a statement by Nathaniel Ikyur, his Chief Press Secretary, Ortom said Azza tried to escape from his killers but was overpowered and shot several times.

Prior to this, Ortom said the incident showed the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Government to protect the lives of Nigerians.

“I have said it before and I will repeat it. The Federal Government must urgently assemble a national security summit to end these senseless killings. It is obvious that this federal government does not want to secure the lives of Nigerians,” he said.

This is the reason innocent Nigerians who go about their legitimate jobs are killed every day like chickens by terrorists and nothing happens to them. Nigeria has become a country where our lives don’t matter anymore.

“It is becoming apparent every day that living in Nigeria is living in hell because the security has collapsed. No one is safe anymore. This government cannot deal with the increasing insecurity in the country because it has gotten out of the control of the federal government. Every day, we move from one unpleasant case to a more deadly case.

“For how long shall we continue to lose our best brains to the hands of terrorists who do not value lives? When will the Federal Government take decisive steps to end this blood bath by these killers? It is getting to a more dangerous situation where no man is safe again.” he concluded

He, therefore, called on Bello Matawalle, Zamfara Governor, to direct security agencies in the state to bring out the murderers of Azza and bring them to justice.

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