Armed herdsmen attack Ortom, Benue Govenor’s Convoy in rain of bullets
By Muda Kabir-Sanusi, Makurdi
Armed men today attacked the convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortum. He was on his way to Makurdi, the state capital when the incidence happened
The attack was said to have been carried out by heavily armed men
“It was a case of ambush. It does not look like an accidental encounter. The armed men also appear to be trained” a source who witnessed the incidence told Irohinoodua urging our correspondent to await official response from the Benue State Governor
The violent attack on the Governor took place in Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko by 12noon on Saturday.
The source said the armed men looked like herdsmen and were fully armed.
“The Governor was the main target. They rained bullets on his official vehicle targeting where he was seated,” the source said
The Governor’s security operatives were said to have successfully repelled the car.