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GOVERNOR ORTOM’S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT: PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS THOROUGH, TRANSPARENT INVESTIGATION

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a transparent investigation on Saturday’s assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.


In a statement released by his aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari strongly condemned the attack on Governor Ortom as well as the “string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state”.


The president also cautioned that the attack on the Governor should not be politicised reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians.

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Governor Ortom who had been vocal against killer herdsmen on Saturday said about 15 suspected herdsmen attacked him in his farm at Tyo-Mu community, near Makurdi, the state capital.


Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: BENUE STATE GOVERNOR SAMUEL ORTOM ESCAPES DEATH AS HERDSMEN ATTACK HIS CONVOY


In a statement released by Frank Mba, the Police spokesperson on Sunday, IGP ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialized investigators from the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Abuja, in Benue State to provide additional investigative support to the Benue State Police Command with a view to fish out the culprit and bring them to book.

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