BREAKING: BENUE STATE GOVERNOR SAMUEL ORTOM ESCAPES DEATH AS HERDSMEN ATTACK HIS CONVOY
Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, narrowly escaped death after herdsmen reportedly attacked his convoy at Tyo-Mu community, Makurdi, Benue State, on Saturday.
According to the Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Terver Akase, the herdsmen opened sporadic gunfire on the governor but he narrowly escaped unhurt.
Ortom, while briefing journalists on his experience at the Benue Peoples House after the attack, disclosed that he had to run over 1.5 kilometers to escape the ambush.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday condemned the attack on the governor, and while demanding the arrest as well as the prosecution of the perpetrators, claimed the attack was deliberate and intended to assassinate him.
Shedding more light on what happened and how, the Benue Governor told journalists that he was inspecting his farm, when the herders, who dressed in black, ambushed him and his security men and opened fire.
He said it took the swift response of his security aides to repel the attack, while he ran for a long distance to escape unhurt.
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