The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Sunday ordered a full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi by unknown gunmen.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, a Commissioner of Police (CP).
The statement disclosed that the IGP who condemned the incident has also directed the Commissioner of Police in Benue State Command to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the state, particularly around the governor.
According to the statement, “the IGP has also directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations.
It added that “in order to ensure a speedy, thorough and conclusive investigation into the matter, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialized investigators from the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja to Benue State to provide additional investigative support to the Benue State Police Command.”
While calling for calm, the IGP has assured the people of Benue State and the country at large that the Force would continue to do its best in stabilizing the security situation in the country
The IGP further reiterated that the Force would continue to work with relevant stakeholders to advance the fight against violent crimes and other criminal activities across the country.
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