Mohammed Adamu – the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has set up a Special task force and have been deployed to Makurdi, Benue State in continuation of an ongoing investigation into the attempted murder of Governor Samuel Ortom.
Adamu ordered an extensive look into the circumstances that surrounded the attack on Ortom’s life at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
The Benue business community has described the attack on Ortom on his farm as a grand plan to destroy the economy of Benue, which is agro-based
Dr. Paul Ubwa – president of Benue State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BECCIMA) on his words, he said;
“The attack, which was carried out while the governor was inspecting his farm at Tyo-Mu area near Makurdi, came at the onset of the rainy season when farmers are getting ready to return to their farms. It may well be an attempt to strike fear in and discourage, those that are still in the villages from going to their farms. So, in my capacity as leader of the Organised Private Sector in the state, I condemn this brazen attempt to destroy the state’s economy and deprive Benue’s hard-working people of their livelihood.”
Dr. Paul also commened Ortom’s bravery and consistency in standing up for his people and urged him to remain steadfast in his convictions, as all well-meaning Nigerians are solidly behind him.