IGP Orders Investigation Into Ortom’s Assassination Attempt.

OnyxNews Nigeria reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the assassination attempt on the life of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortomi, on Saturday.

Governor Ortom’s convoy was attacked by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi.

The IG condemned the incident, and at the same time directed the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the state, particularly around the governor.

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The statement read, “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.

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Adamu gave assurance to the people of Benue State and the country at large that the force would continue to do its best in stabilising the security situation in the country.

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