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Ortom meets Buhari, denies faking assassination attempt

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock to thank him for the solidarity following an assassination attempt on him by suspected herdsmen on his farm Makurdi-Gboko road last Saturday.

The Governor said it was saddening that some people doubted the incident and insinuated that he faked it.

While wondering what benefits would accrue to him from claiming what did not happen, he prayed that his worst enemies did not pass through what he went through.

Gov Ortom

Speaking to State House Correspondents after meeting with the President, the Governor revealed that Buhari had accepted the suggestions about the security he made following the incident.

Ortom further urged Nigerians to deemphasize politics on the issue of security, saying that all hands must be on deck to tackle the menace; even as he commended his colleague Governors, for standing by him over the attack.

He also insisted that he had not done anything wrong by enacting a law beneficial to the state.

Ortom had recounted how about 15 gunmen had trailed his convoy to the river bank where he was inspecting his farm on foot along with his security details and opened fire on them.

Written by ExpressDay


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