Buhari speaks on attack on Benue governor Ortom

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the attack on the Benue Snort Governor, Samuel Ortom, and condemned the attack.

Benue Snort Governor, Samuel Ortom [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovSamuelOrtom]
Benue Snort Governor, Samuel Ortom [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovSamuelOrtom]

The president as soon as in a while called for an “starting up and clear investigation” of the attack, asserting ‘whoever is linked to it must always be caught and be made to face the regulation.”

PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack which occurred when the governor visited his farm in the scream.

Though the governor narrated how the attack occurred, many Nigerians puzzled his story with many also expressing doubts in regards to the attack.

The police rating since commenced an investigation into the attack.

Read the total assertion by Mr Buhari’s scream of job on the attack beneath.


President Muhammadu Buhari strongly condemns the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue Snort, asserting the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the scream, with basically the most unusual one focusing on the governor, was unacceptable.

The President welcomes the dispatch of a high stage crew of crack investigators to the scream from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the officers to repeat who, or whatsoever, was at the relieve of the attacks and lift them to justice.

In expressing his sympathies, and that of the authorities of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari acknowledged the miserable incident must always no longer be politicised, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians.

The president directed the police to undertake an intensive investigation into the incident keen the governor and into all such incidents affecting individuals and communities in the scream.

“Let there be starting up and clear investigation and whoever is linked to it must always be caught and be made to face the regulation,” the president directed.

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Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

March 21, 2021

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