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Tension as armed herdsmen attack Gov. Ortom’s Convoy

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom narrowly escaped death this morning after armed herdsmen reportedly opened fire on his convoy at Tyo-Mu community in the outskirts of Makurdi town, along Makurdi-Gboko road.

As at the filing of this report, the Governor is still in shock and is expected to address the media on the development.

Kemi Filani recalls Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, recently tested positive for COVID-19.

This was confirmed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase. Akase in a statement made available to journalists in Makurdi.

This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.

“Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.


The statement added that the governor advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for test.

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