By Egbe Attah, Otukpo
Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South Senatorial District, has condemned, in stronge terms, the attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday.
A statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Emmanuel Eche-Ofun, quotes Senator Moro as describing the attack as mindless, provoking and highly unacceptable. He said if the governor, the Chief Security Officer of the State, is not safe and can be attacked by criminals in broad daylight, what then becomes the fate of the defenceless and unarmed citizens in their villages and on their farms.
He called on security agents saddled with the responsibility of securing lives and property of Benue people to rise up to their duty and confront, headlong, the security challenge confronting the state and quickly nip the disturbing trend in the bud.
Recall Governor Ortom was attacked by suspected militia herdsmen at Tyo-mu village, along Makurdi – Gboko road, while inspecting his farm on Saturday.