Northern governors condemn attack on Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

The Northern State’s Governors Forum has condemned the attack on the convoy of Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom.

It described it as a disturbing development, which must be investigated thoroughly.

Chairman of the forum and Plateau state governor Simon Bako Lalong, in a statement, said the attack on Ortom was yet another daring attempt by criminals to cause mayhem not only in Benue state but in the nation.

While praising the security detail of governor Ortom for repelling the attack and securing the governor and members of his entourage, Lalong said relevant security agencies must carry out a detailed investigations to fish out those behind the attack and their sponsors.

According to him, all hands must be on deck to tame the degeneration of security that threatens the corporate existence of the nation.

Lalong said Northern governors stand in solidarity with their colleague and everyone in Benue, assuring they will continue to engage and support security agencies in their duty of securing the region and nation at large.