By Festus Fifen.
Following the unsuccessful attack and attempt on the life of The Benue State Governor Mr. Samuel Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue State Capital on Saturday 20th March, 2021, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has directed the Commissioner of Police (CP), Benue State Command to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the State, particularly around the Governor.
In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer CP Frank Mba, The Nigeria Inspector General of Police who condemned the failed attempt in it’s entirety also ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Governor.
According to CP Frank Mba, The IGP also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations.
Meanwhile, in order to ensure a speedy, thorough and conclusive investigations into the matter, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialized investigators from the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja to Benue State to provide additional investigative support to the Benue State Police Command.
While calling for calm, the IGP has assured the people of Benue State and the country at large that the Force will continue to do its best in stabilizing the security situation in the country. The IGP further reiterates that the Force will continue to work with relevant stakeholders to advance the fight against violent crimes and other criminal activities across the country.
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