Buhari condemns attack on Ortom


 PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, is unacceptable.

  The President welcomes the dispatch of a high-level team of crack investigators to the state from the Police headquarters in Abuja, urging the officers to uncover who, or whatsoever, was behind the attacks and bring them to justice.

  While expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicised, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians.

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  The President in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu directed the Police to undertake a thorough investigation into the incident involving the governor and into all such incidents affecting individuals and communities in the state.

  Meanwhile, Miyetti Allah has debunked the attack on Ortom as a product of Fulani herdsmen crises, he boldly claims that  supporters of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, not Fulani herdsmen, attempted to assassinate him.

   According to him, the group said herdsmen cannot attack him.

“There are even no herdsmen in Benue state because he has driven them away. He’s just behaving like a tout, and it’s unfortunate that such a person could become a governor. He trivialises everything. The attack is political; they are killing themselves there. There are killers around him; everybody knows,” the group said.


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