Ortom Condemns Attack On Governor Zulum’s Convoy
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, on Saturday, condemned the attack on the convoy of his Borno counterpart, Prof. Babagana Zulum.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Makurdi.
According to reports, the attack resulted in the death of scores of people, with others sustaining injuries.
Ortom, while sympathising with Zulum, described the attack as “shocking and unfortunate.”
He, however, expressed the optimism that Zulum would not be deterred by the reprehensible ambush, but would continue to work with security agencies to restore peace in all parts of his state.
The governor also condoled with families of those who lost their lives in the attack, praying God to grant their souls eternal rest.
NAN reports that suspected insurgents had, on Friday, attacked Zulum’s convoy while on his way to Baga town. (NAN)