By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Benue Governor Samuel Ortom in the State House, Abuja over the recent attempt on his life by gunmen.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Governor Ortom said he was pleased with President Buhari’s reaction to the development, adding they shared ideas on how to manage the crisis trailing the development.
Governor Ortom was attacked by about 15 gunmen suspected to be herdsmen while on a visit to his farm in the state. He had alleged that the gunmen trailed his convoy to the river bank where he was on foot with his security details and opened fire on them.
This development has generated outburst and condemnations from his colleagues on the platform of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), who described as shocking and a rude awakening, the attempt to cut short his life President Muhammadu Buhari, had on Sunday, ordered security agencies to carry out what he called an “open and transparent” investigation into the attack.