Suspected Bandits Attacks Gov Ortom’s Convoy
Gunmen numbering about 15 have attacked the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
As reported by Channels, the incident happened on Saturday at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state.
Briefing journalists,Governor Ortom described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, he said about 15 of the attackers trailed him to the river bank where he was on foot.
The governor praised his security details that were just about six in numbers for responding quickly to the attack and repelled them promptly before providing cover for him to return to safety and his vehicles.
He said troops of operation whirl stroke, the police and DSS have mobilised to the forest between Tyo-Mu and Abinse where the armed herdsmen camp to comb the area.