- The Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, is not pleased with the fact that some persons are twisting the assassination attempt at him
- Ortom wondered what he stands to gain by lying about the whole fearful experience
- The governor said what he went through on Saturday, March 20, should not be wished for anyone
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Governor Samuel Ortom has reacted to comments by some Nigerians that he faked the reported attack on himself and his convoy on Saturday, March 20.
Ortom went on to state that he does not pray for his worst enemies to go through what he experienced that fateful day.
He warned fellow citizens to refrain from politicising the near-death attempt on his life by unknown gunmen.
According to The Sun, Ortom said President Buhari agreed to implement the suggestions he proffered on security during the said meeting.
Earlier, Ortom had recounted the near-death attack from gunmen along the Makurdi/Gboko road in the Makurdi local government area of the state on Saturday.
He said the assailants who attacked the convoy close to his farmland were about 15 in number with the chief aim to kill him.
The governor revealed that he had to run about 1.5 kilometers to escape being hurt, adding worse things would have happened if not for the swift intervention of his security detail.
“If not for my security men and God I would have been dead by now, I ran over 1.5 kilometers to escape while my security men repelled the herdsmen.”
Furthermore, Ortom revealed that from intelligence received from security agents, the attack came just a few days after he was described by the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal in Yola as a thorn in the flesh.
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