PDP demands investigation into attack on Ortom’s convoy

The main opposition party, People Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an investigation into the attack on the convoy of Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits on Saturday attacked the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

It was learnt that the incident happened at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko road.

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

The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement said it is worrisome that the attack came after Ortom had called on the federal government to protect the life and property of Nigerians.

The party 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,” Ologbondiyan said.

“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.”

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