PDP demands investigation into Ortom’s convoy’s attack

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the police to investigate the attack on the convoy of Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, today by gun-wielding herdsmen at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko road, while on a visit to a farm.


The party alleged that there is something fishy about the attack considering its timing which was days after the governor called on President Buhari to be a father to all and not just the Northerners.


This was contained in a statement issued by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan today.


Ortom while narrating the incident to journalists, described the gunmen as “herders”, noting that it took the intervention of his security aides to wade them off.


PDP called on the police to commence an immediate investigation and ultimately arrest the assailants.


“PDP expresses shock at the attack on Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, by alleged herdsmen.


“It is worrisome that this attack is coming on the heels of passionate demands by Dr. Ortom that FG live up to its responsibility on the protection of life and property of Nigerians,” Ologbondiyan said.