- Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has reacted to the attack on the home of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan
- Governor Ortom condemned the attack and wondered why armed men would want to harm the former president
- Governor Ortom described the attack as unfortunate and urged security operatives to bring the culprits to justice
Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has described the attack on the country residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke, Bayelsa state by unknown gunmen as a national shame.
In a statement sent to journalists by his spokesman, Terver Akase, on Wednesday, December 25, Governor Ortom condemned the attack and wondered why armed men would want to harm a peace-loving man and former president of the country.
He posed that if Dr Jonathan could be attacked in such a manner, what becomes of vulnerable Nigerians.
He described the attack as unfortunate and urged security operatives to bring the culprits to justice.
He also called on security agencies to intensify surveillance in all parts of the country to guarantee the safety of lives and property.
The governor joined other Nigerians in praising God for sparing the life of former president during the attack.
Similarly, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has condemned in strong terms the attack on former President Goodluck Jonathan at his Otuoke home in Bayelsa state.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Tuesday, December 24 in Asaba, the governor said the incident was disturbing and unwarranted.
He said it was more condemnable because the former president was a peace-loving man who always preached peaceful political engagements.
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