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Police arrive Benue to probe attempt on Gov Ortom’s life




A Special task force set up by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has arrived in Makurdi, Benue State, in continuation of an ongoing investigation into the attempted murder of Governor Samuel Ortom.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, issued a statement to this effect in Abuja yesterday.

Adamu had ordered an extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack and attempt on Ortom’s life at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

The statement indicated that the team, led by DCP Abba Kyari, consists of operatives from the Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and other experienced crack detectives with specialised competencies in crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis and other core areas of forensics.

He said: “The team is expected to take over and consolidate all on-going investigations into the incident. It is expected to investigate all angles of the reported attack to ensure that all persons empirically linked to the incident are apprehended and brought to book.”

The statement also quoted the IGP as charging the team to be professional, thorough, and clinical in its investigations.

THE Benue business community has described the attack on Ortom on his farm as a grand plan to destroy the economy of Benue, which is agro-based. Theguardianng

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