- Governors have rallied around Benue state after an attempt on the life of Samuel Ortom
- According to Fayemi of Ekiti state, the attack on the Benue governor is shocking and a rude awakening
- Meanwhile, Fayemi has called for the unmasking of those behind the attack
If there are plans to destabilise Benue state, that plan will not work, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has declared.
The NGF made this declaration following the attack on Ortom’s convoy while on a visit to a farm at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko road.
According to Kayode Fayemi, NGF chairman, the attack on Ortom as “shocking and a rude awakening”.
“All hands must be on deck to uncover the identities of those involved in this heinous crime,” the statement reads.
“The NGF wishes to state categorically that the attempt to make Benue State ungovernable is unacceptable and will fail woefully.
“Only recently the brother of one of the former governors of the state was mowed down in cold blood. This dishonourable and shameful act of resorting to violence, for whatever reason, to eliminate citizens of Benue State by brutal means must not continue.”
The Cable reports that he insisted that the NGF will continue to wok for the bettermment of the people regardless of the evil machinations of those who do not wish Nigeria well.
It noted that “evil will not be allowed to triumph over good, not in Benue and not anywhere in this country”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ortom on Sunday, March 21, visited the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) Signs and Wonders Mega Parish in Makurdi to thank God for sparing his life.
This is coming a day after Ortom's convoy was attacked by some armed criminals close to his farmland along the Makurdi-Gboko highway.
There was a heavy exchange of gunfire between the attackers and the governor’s security officials.
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