IGP deploys FCID officers after attack on Gov Ortom




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The Inspector– of (IGP) Muhammed Adamu on Sunday ordered immediate deployment of a of specialised investigators from the Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja to .

The deployment, according to the IGP, is to provide additional investigative support to Benue Command following the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom by suspected herders on his farm at Tyo-mu on the Makurdi-Gboko road on Saturday.

Adamu, who condemned the incident, equally directed Benue Commissioner of Command to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security the State, around the Governor.

While calling for calm, the IGP assured the will continue to do its best stabilising the security situation.


A statement by the Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said: “The Inspector- of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Governor of , His Excellency, Chief Samuel Loraer Ortom, at his farm the outskirts of Makurdi, the State Capital, on Saturday, 20th March, 2021.


“The IGP has also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the and prosecution of indicted in the course of the investigations.

“Meanwhile, in order to ensure a speedy, thorough and conclusive investigation into the matter, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a of specialised investigators from the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja to to provide additional investigative support to the Police Command”.

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