Governor Ortom escapes death as gunmen open fire on his convoy

Reports reaching NaijaOnPoint.com.com has that gunmen have attacked the Benue State governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday afternoon.

The attack happened at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Ortom was said to be on his way to Makurdi when the gunmen opened fire on his convoy but were repelled by his security men.

According to sources close to the governor, “herdsmen numbering 15 attackers trailed the governor to the river bank where he was on foot inspecting a farm….”

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