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Buhari orders investigation into the attack on Gov. Ortom

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security men to carry out an ‘open and transparent investigation into the attack against Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom.

Buhari made the directive in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, “President Buhari condemns attack on Governor Samuel Ortom, orders thorough, transparent investigation.”

Shehu quoting the president, says all those connected to the attack should be made to face the law’s full wrath.

“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 reportedly directed.

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The statement reads, “The President welcomes the dispatch of a high-level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the officers to uncover who, or whatsoever, was behind the attacks and bring them to justice.

“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.

“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.”

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