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Buhari Takes Stand On Ortom’s Attempted Assassination

BY QADRI SALIU

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has described as unacceptable the assassination attempt on the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, stressing that an attack on one Nigerian citizen is an attack on all.

Buhari who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja last night, said it was unacceptable.

He said his government approved the dispatch of a high-level team of crack investigators to the state from the Police headquarters in Abuja.

The President tasked the police to uncover the person or persons behind the assassination attacks on Ortom and bring them to justice.

The statement reads: “In expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicized, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians.

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“The President directed the Police to undertake a thorough investigation into the incident involving the governor and into all such incidents affecting individuals and communities in the state.”

“Let there be an open and transparent investigation and whoever is linked to it should be caught and be made to face the law,” the President directed.

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