The investigation by the police on the attack by gunmen on governor of Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom seems to be making headway with the arrest of suspects regarding the attack.
An aide to the governor disclosed why the suspected are being investigated.
The gun attack on the governor has generated huge reactions across the country.
The police have arrested three Jukun fishermen over the recent attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state. According to The Nation, the security adviser to the Benue state governor, Paul Hemba, confirmed the arrest of the suspects on Tuesday, March 23.
The investigation into the attack on Governor Ortom is still ongoing. Photo: @PoliceNG, @GovSamuelOrtom Source: Twitter Hemba stated the police team found the fishermen close to the scene of the attack and are being investigated. PM News reported that Ortom has expressed appreciation to the security men attached to him. He said if a governor could not go to the farm with the entire security around him, then what will farmers be facing.
Meanwhile, the Benue state government has explained why Governor Samuel Ortom ran for over one kilometre to escape the attack by a militia group, The chief press secretary, to the governor, Terver Akase, told The Nation that Ortom was attacked on a farm that was not accessible by road. Akase said after the ambush, the governor and his security details had to run to where his convoy was parked one kilometer away.
In another report, Governor Ortom has made a passionate appeal to Nigerians not to politics the recent attack on him, saying the incident should not be reduced to partisan politics. Ortom, a PDP member, said he was not the first governor to be attacked in recent times, The Punch reported. He noted that even Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state who is an APC governor has suffered a similar fate.
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