- President Muhammadu Buhari is displeased over the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom
- The president disclosed what should be done to those responsible for the raid
- The attack on Governor Ortom has drawn attention to Nigeria's growing insecurity challenges
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom.
Bashir Ahmaad, the personal assistant to the president on new media, disclosed in a tweet on Monday, March 22, that Buhari has called for an investigation into the incident.
According to the aide, the president said whoever is linked to the attack on the governor should be made to face the law.
The statement read:
“Let there be open and transparent investigation and whoever is linked to it should be caught and be made to face the law,” - President Buhari on attack on the Benue State Governor’s convoy.''
Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday, March 21, has thanked God for sparing his life following an attack by suspected bandits.
Speaking at a church service on Sunday, March 21, Ortom called on Nigerians with good conscience to save the country from drifting into anarchy and lawlessness.
The governor questioned why an ethnic group would be shielded and allowed to use its militia arm to wreak havoc.
In another report, the attack on Governor Ortom has been condemned by Northern Governors Forum (NGF).
They described the attack as disturbing. The chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, said the incident must be investigated thoroughly.
He said the attack is another attempt by criminals to cause mayhem in Benue and in the nation as a whole, Punch Newspaper reported.
Meanwhile, a group known as the Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on the convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.
According to PM News, the shadowy group in a statement by one Umar Amir Shehu said the attack was an assassination attempt on the governor.
FUNAM claimed that it carried out the assault as revenge for the governor’s actions against the Fulani people.
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