Reps, NGF Call for Justice over Ortom’s Attack

Members of the House of Representaves has reacted to the recent aack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom. The Lawmakers who condemned the acon during the plenary on Tuesday described it as an indicaon of anarchy and full-scale lawlessness in the country .The house, however, lauded the President, Muhammadu Buhari for his immediately response and aconof ordering an invesgaon into the incident. They urged security agencies to ensure that perpetrators are brought to jusce, to serve as a deterrent to others .Meanwhile, The Nigeria Governor’s Forum, NGF had earlier condemned Saturday’s aack on Governor Samuel Ortom , describing it as shocking and a rude awakening. The chairman of the forum and governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi stated this on Sunday while empathizing with Ortom and the people of Benue State on the sad incident.It will be noted that gunmen suspected to be herdsmen aacked Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Saturday at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state. Governor Ortom described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, noted that about 15 of the aackers trailed him to the river bank where he was on foot.In a communique by Governor Fayemi, he noted that all hands must be on deck to uncover the idenesof those who perpetrated the act.“The NGF wishes to state categorically that the aempt to make Benue State ungovernable is unacceptable and will fail woefully.“ Only recently the brother of one of the former governors of the state was mowed down in cold blood. This dishonourable and shameful act of resorng to violence, for whatever reason, to eliminate cizens of Benue State by brutal means must not connue.“The NGF as a pla9orm for all the 36 Governors will continue to encourage its members to stand <rm in the service of their people regardless of the evil machinaons of those who do not wish Nigeria well. “Evil will not be allowed to triumph over good, not in Benue and not anywhere in this country,” the statement partly read. The NGF chairman further said all governors will lend their voices to pray for Governor Ortom, insisng that perpetrators be brought to jusce as their wicked acts will be uncovered, no maer how long it will take.

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