Nigeria Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the attempted murder of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
On Saturday, gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked Ortom’s convoy while on a visit to a farm at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko road.
Reacting to the attempted assassination, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba said the Inspector General of Police has directed the commissioner of police in Benue to carry out a ‘painstaking investigation’ into the attack.
Mba in a statement on Sunday, March 21, 2021, said Adamu has also ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialized investigators from Abuja to Benue state.
“The IGP has also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations.
“Meanwhile, in order to ensure a speedy, thorough, and conclusive investigation into the matter, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialized investigators from the force criminal investigations department, Abuja, to Benue state to provide additional investigative support to the Benue state police command,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, on behalf of NGF has called for the perpetrators of the attempt assassination of Gov. Ortom to be brought to justice