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(Update): House of Reps demand arrest of masterminds of assassination attempt on Benue Governor Ortom

The House of Representatives on Monday, has asked security agencies to bring to justice, those involved in the assassination attempt on Benue governor Ortom.

We reported earlier, that a Fulani group had claimed responsibility for the attack on Samuel Ortom, the Benue State Governor.

However, according to The Vanguard, the legislators have insisted “on the full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incidence with a view to bringing the assailants and their masterminds, no matter how highly placed to justice”.

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The leader of the Minority Caucus, Rep. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu, in a statement on Monday, said the caucus, “is alarmed by the brazen assassination attempt on the Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom”, describing it “ as another daring attempt by the criminal elements to destabilize the state”.

As representatives of the people, our caucus charges the Inspector General of Police to widen investigation into the attack, fish out and bring the attackers to book, as our nation cannot, in any way, stomach such affront to our sovereignty”.

The minority caucus, however, commended the security personnel attached to Governor Ortom for “their gallantry in repelling the attackers, while also charging the Inspector General to beef up security and intelligence gathering around the governor at this critical time”.

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