Northern State’s Governors Forum has condemned Saturday’s attack on its member, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, describing it as a disturbing development that must be investigated thoroughly.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a statement signed by his Director of Press, Dr Simon Macham, said the attack on Ortom was “yet another daring attempt by criminals to cause mayhem not only in Benue State but in the nation as a whole”.
While praising the security details of the governor for repelling the attack and securing the governor and members of his entourage, Lalong said relevant security agencies must carry out a detailed investigation to fish out those behind the attack and their sponsors.
According to him, all hands must be on deck to tame this degeneration of security in the country that threatens the corporate existence of the nation.
Lalong said the northern governors stand in solidarity with their colleague and the entire people of Benue State, assuring them that they will continue to engage and support security agencies in their duty of securing the region and nation at large.