The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the alleged attack and reported attempt on the life of the Executive Governor of Benue State, Chief Samuel Loraer Ortom.
It was gathered that the Governor was reportedly attacked at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, the State Capital, on Saturday, March 20.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, the IGP who condemned the incident, equally directed the Commissioner of Police (CP), Benue State Command to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the State, particularly around the Governor.
Mba added that the IGP has also deployed a team of specialised investigators from the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja to Benue state.
“ The IGP has also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations. Meanwhile, in order to ensure a speedy, thorough and conclusive investigations into the matter, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialised investigators from the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja to Benue State to provide additional investigative support to the Benue State Police Command.
“ While calling for calm, the IGP has assured the people of Benue State and the country at large that the Force will continue to do its best in stabilising the security situation in the country.
“ The IGP further reiterates that the Force will continue to work with relevant stakeholders to advance the fight against violent crimes and other criminal activities across the country, ” he stated.