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Attack on Ortom, plot to destabilize Benue – Olawepo

… Reiterates demand for state police By Dirisu Yakubu Ex- Presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, Monday, condemned the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state by unknown gunmen, saying the attack was a move to cause unrest in the North-Central state. Olawepo-Hashim made this known in a statement issued to
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Do Not Politicize The Assassination Attempt On Governor Ortom – President Buhari Warns

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State. Buhari in a statement signed by his media aide, Garba Shehu, said the string of...

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Govs, APC, PDP, others rail against attack on Ortom

…Sponsors of disturbing attack on Ortom must be uncovered —Northern govs …PDP govs condemn attack on Ortom, say it’s an invitation to anarchy …Benue people not weak— Mark …Says citizens may resort to self-help …As IGP orders full scale investigations into assassination attempt …Orders beef up of security around governor …Don’t politicise attack on Ortom
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Ortom’s attempted assassination: Govs, Middle Belt, others express anger, IGP dispatches special probe squad

Prominent groups in the country,  including the Middle Belt  Forum, the Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Governors’ Forum on Sunday condemned Saturday’s assassination attempt on the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. As the groups, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, condemned the attack,  the Inspector-General of Police,  Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday ordered a full-scale...

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IGP orders full investigation into attack on Benue gov, Ortom

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Orton was reportedly attacked on Saturday
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APC condemns attack on Ortom, urges collaboration with security operatives  

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stressed the need for all to collaborate with security operatives to end criminality in all forms in the country. The party said this in a statement by Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Sunday in Abuja. Akpanudoedehe said this
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APC condemns attack on Ortom, urges collaboration with security operatives  

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stressed the need for all to collaborate with security operatives to end criminality in all forms in the country. The party said this in a statement by Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Sunday in Abuja. Akpanudoedehe said this
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Buhari orders probe into attack on Ortom

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday, ordered security agencies to carry out what he called an “open and transparent” investigation into the Saturday attack on the Benue State, Samuel Ortom. The directive was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled...

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Ortom: Atiku, Peter Obi call for review of security architecture

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate in the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, have condemned the attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, by gunmen suspected to be bandits. The Governor was attacked yesterday at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko Road while on his way to Markurdi, the Benue State capital....

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IGP orders full investigation into attack on Ortom

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Orton was reportedly attacked on Saturday in
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Fish out sponsors of attack on Ortom, Northern govs tell security agencies

The Northern Governors Forum on Sunday condemned Saturday’s attack on Benue’s Governor Samuel Ortom’ motorcade by bandits as disturbing. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that bandits attacked Gov Ortom’s motorcade on Saturday at Tyo-Mu community near Makurdi. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, said the incident must be investigated thoroughly....

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Attack on Ortom: Don’t Push Citizens To Self Help, Senator Mark Warns

  Irked by the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has tasked security operatives to step up to the challenges of securing lives and property to avoid the consequences of a resort to self-help. Senator Mark in a statement on Sunday said the deteriorating … Continue reading Attack on Ortom: Don’t Push Citizens To Self Help, Senator Mark Warns Read Full Story

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Attack On Governor Ortom: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations

  The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Samuel Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, the State Capital, on Saturday, 20th March 2021. In a statement by … Continue reading Attack On Governor Ortom: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations Read Full Story

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Benue PDP Reps caucus leader, Okwu condemns attack on Ortom

…says Ortom should not be killed for saying the truth The Benue Peoples Democratic Party, PDP caucus leader in the House of Representatives, Hon Samson Okwu has condemned the attack on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Okwu who disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Abuja described the attempted assassination of Ortom as barbaric
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IGP orders probe into assassination attempt on Ortom by gunmen

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, on Saturday. The IG condemned the incident, and equally directed the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command to...

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ICYMI: How I ran 1.5km to escape being killed by gunmen –Gov Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has narrated how he escaped being killed by gunmen on Saturday. The governor said he ran a distance of 1.5km to escape being caught by the rampaging gunmen, giving credit to his security men for being able to quell the attack. “I appreciate the security personnel attached to me. They...

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How I ran 1.5km to escape being killed by gunmen –Gov Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has narrated how he escaped being killed by gunmen on Saturday. The governor said he ran a distance of 1.5km to escape being caught by the rampaging gunmen, giving credit to his security men for being able to quell the attack. “I appreciate the security personnel attached to me. They...

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PDP Condemns Attempt On Ortom’s Life, Demands Arrest Of Assailants

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vehemently condemned Saturday’s reckless attack and the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State by suspected bandits reported to be killer herdsmen. The party through its spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put machinery in motion by ordering an immediate manhunt, … Continue reading PDP Condemns Attempt On Ortom’s Life, Demands Arrest Of Assailants Read Full Story