Governor Samuel Ortom has escaped death after his convoy was involved in an accident.
The Benue governor was returning from Zaki Biam when a commercial Carina ll Toyota car slammed into his convoy.
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The incident happened on Tuesday, March 21 when the governor was returning from his assessment of the gun attack at International Yam Market in the state.
Although no life was lost, one of the passengers in the car sustained head injury and had to be taken to the hospital on the order of the governor.
Comrade Kris Atsaka who is the chairman of the state’s National Union Of Journalists was in the convoy and sustained injuries.
Confirming the incident, the chief press secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, said the governor and other members of his entourage were unhurt.
"We give God thanks and praise for His intervention in the minor accident which occurred on our way back from Zaki-Biam this afternoon.
"The incident occurred about 4:30pm between Abakwa and Adi in Buruku local government area", Akase said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Benue state on the recent attack on a market in Zaki Biam by unknown gunmen which resulted in the loss of lives.
The President condemned the wicked attack and directs security agencies to begin immediate investigation with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book.
On his Facebook page, the president wrote: "I am saddened by the recent attack by gunmen on a market in Zaki Biam, Benue state, and which resulted in the loss of lives. I commiserate with the Government and people of Benue state. I assure that the incident will be investigated, and the perpetrators brought to justice.
See photos of the accident below: