Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Senator Abba Moro on Saturday condemned in the strongest terms, the attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday.
Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected militia herdsmen at Tyo-mu village, along Makurdi – Gboko road, while inspecting his farm.
Ortom is one governor who has always spoken against the actions of alleged herdsmen who have been responsible for the insecurity experienced of recent in the country.
Moro in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Emmanuel Eche-Ofun John, described the attack as mindless, provoking and highly unacceptable.
According to him, if the governor, the chief security officer of the state, is not safe and can be attacked by criminals in the broad daylight, what then becomes the fate of the defenceless and unarmed citizens in their villages and on their farms.
The senator calls on the security agents saddled with the responsibility of securing lives and property of Benue people to rise up to their duties and confront, headlong, the security challenge confronting the state and quickly nip the disturbing trend in the bud.