- The police have received a petition letter from the governor of Benue state
- Recall that Governor Ortom was recently targeted by criminals who wanted to eliminate him
- Not long after the incident, a Fulani group claimed responsibility for the attempted assassination
Following the assassination attempt on his life, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has formally presented a petition to that effect to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Recall that a group, the Fulani Nationality Movement, had claimed responsibility for the attack on the governor.
Punch added that while confirming the meeting, a source close to the governor was quoted to have said:
“Yes, the governor met with the IGP earlier today (Wednesday) to formally report the incident to him. Of course, we know that the IGP is already aware of the incident. He had even earlier ordered an investigation but we are not unmindful of the fact that when a crime is committed, a formal complaint must be made to the police.
“This was why His Excellency decided to submit a formal complaint to the IGP today (Wednesday) after he had met with the President on Tuesday."
In another report, Legit.ng had reported that Ondo state governor and chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum (SGF), Rotimi Akeredolu asked the federal government to tackle the deteriorating insecurity in the country.
Akeredolu condemned the attack on Governor Ortom, wondering why governors would be the target of attacks.
According to the Ondo governor, the 2023 general elections might be threatened if the insecurity situation in the country worsens.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.