Attempted assassination: Ortom seeks arrest of Miyeti Allah leaders

Benue State Governor, Chief Samuel Ortom has called for the arrest and prosecution of the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore over failed assassination on his life.

This is coming just the governor of Benue praised the efforts of his security details for repelling the attack which occurred on Saturday along Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko Road.

He was said to be on his way to a farm when the incidence occured.

Addressing newsmen in Makurdi after the incidence, the visibly distraught governor described the gunmen who attacked him as “herders”.

He said the armed men, numbering about 15, trailed his convoy to the river bank where he was on foot with his security details to inspect a farm and opened fire on them.

Ortom praised his security details “who were just about six” for responding quickly to the attackers and repelling the armed men promptly before providing cover for him to return to safety.

The governor added that troops of operation whirl stroke, the police, and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), have mobilised to the forest between Tyo Mu and Abinse where the armed herdsmen are thought to be camped.

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