Buhari warns against politicising attack on Governor Ortom

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against politicising the Saturday’s attack on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

President Buhari on Sunday described the attack as unacceptable while calling for an open and transparent investigation into the unfortunate incident.

The president stated this in a statement released by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

The president also said an attack on any citizen is an attack on all Nigerians.

The statement read  “In expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicized, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians.

“The President directed the Police to undertake a thorough investigation into the incident involving the governor and into all such incidents affecting individuals and communities in the state.

“Let there be an open and transparent investigation and whoever is linked to it should be caught and be made to face the law.”

WITHIN NIGERIA recall that armed men suspected to be herdsmen on Saturday attacked the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko road while on a visit to a farm.

Governor Ortom described the gunmen as “herders”.

He said the armed men, numbering about 15, trailed his convoy to the river bank where he was on foot with his security details to inspect a farm and opened fire on them.


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