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Armed bandits have attacked Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom near Makurdi, the capital state.

According to a reliable source, the gun attack happened on Saturday at Tyo Mu along Gboko road.

Governor Ortom while Briefing journalists, said about 15 assailants trailed him to the river bank where he was on foot to inspect a farm.

The governor praised his six security escort for responding quickly to the attack, repelling the assailants and providing cover for him to return to safety in his vehicles.

Gov. Ortom said troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, the police and DSS have mobilised to the forest between Tyo-Mu and Abinse where the armed herdsmen camped to comb the area.

Gov. Ortom further called for the arrest and prosecution of the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.

The group at a meeting in Yola reportedly called for Ortom’s assassination.

Ortom asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the security chiefs to expect a formal petition from his lawyers and move quickly to arrest the situation.

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