President Buhari Meets Samuel Ortom Over Attack on Governor

President Buhari Meets Samuel Ortom Over Attack on Governor

- Different reactions have continued to trail the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom

- President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to investigate the incident

- Some suspects are already being questioned by the police

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President Muhammadu Buhari has held a meeting with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

The Cable reported that the meeting between the president and the governor occurred on Tuesday, March 23, at the presidential villa.

President Buhari meets Samuel Ortom over attack on governor
President Buhari said those behind the attack on Governor Ortom should face the law. Photo: @SomaMcL
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Speaking with reporters after the meeting, the governor said he visited the president to commend him for speaking against the attack on his (Ortom) farm in Benue state, The Tribune reported.

Ortom disclosed that he also made suggestions to the president on the security situation in Benue state.

According to The Punch, the governor told reporters that he does not wish for anyone to experience what he went through during the attack on him.

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The president ordered an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, the Pan Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere has lent its voice in sympathy with Benue governor, Samuel Ortom over the weekend attack on him.

The SouthWest group in a statement by its leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, also berated the President, Muhammadu Buhari, over his statement that the attack should not be politicised.

According to the Afenifere leader, President Buhari's reaction to the development amounted to shedding crocodile tears.

In another report, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has distanced itself from the reported assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state by gunmen on Saturday, March 20.

The Punch reported that MACBAN's secretary-general, Usman Baba-Ngelzerma, said on Monday, March 22, that the group was not a criminal association.

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However, Baba-Ngelzerma condemned the attack on behalf of MACBAN. He added that if there was truly an attack of the governor, the security agencies should be alerted to conduct a proper investigation.

He denied Governor Ortom's claim that MACBAN held a meeting in Adamawa state to plan his assassination.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years experience working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. He can be reached via email at

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