Ortom murder plot: IGP deploys Abba Kyari to Benue

Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu has dispatched a crack investigative team to Benue State to investigate recent assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom.

A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba issued on Sunday said the team led by a deputy commissioner, Mr. Abba Kyari has arrived, Makurdi, the state capital.

According to Mba, the move forms “continuation of ongoing investigation into to the reported attack and attempted murder of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has arrived Makurdi, the Benue State capital.”

 Mba added that apart from Kyari, the team also consists of operatives from the Tactical Investigation Units of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and other experienced, crack detectives with specialized competencies in crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis and other core areas of forensics.”

He added that the team is expected to take over and consolidate all on-going investigation into the incident.

“The Team is also expected to investigate all angles of the reported attack with a view to ensuring that all persons empirically linked to the incident are apprehended and brought to book.”

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