Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom right this moment March 20.
Governor Ortom’s convoy was shifting at Tyo Mu alongside Makurdi/Gboko street in Makurdi Native Authorities Space of the state when it was attacked.
Briefing journalists, the governor who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, stated about 15 of the attackers trailed him to the river financial institution the place he was on foot. He stated he was saved by his safety particulars who labored so laborious to guard him and repelled the assault.
“My lawyer goes to make a petition in opposition to the management of MACBAN as a result of they got here out to focus on me and behind the scene they’re planning to get rid of me alone land.
If I can’t go to the farm as governor with complete safety round me then who else can go to the farm? You’ll be able to think about the pains that now we have right here in Benue State.
I recognize the safety personnel connected to me they had been in a position to repel them and so they couldn’t have entry to me” he stated
He stated troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, the police, and DSS have been mobilized to the forest between Tyo-Mu and Abinse the place the armed herdsmen are camped to comb the realm and get them arrested.