Published On: Sat, Mar 20th, 2021

How l Escaped Death -Ortom

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News Investigators/ The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom on Saturday recounted how narrowly escaped death following a deadly attack on his convoy by armed herdsmen.

Mr. Ortom was visiting a farm near Markudi when the attackers struck but the gallantry of his security detail who was able to repel them.
The governor said he ran for “more than one and a half kilometres without stopping” to escape the assault.
Recall that the Benue governor had earlier this year raised alarm about a threat by Fulani herders to kill him.
The State had been experienced several clashes between farmers and herdsmen with many lives lost and properties destroyed.
Mr. Ortom called on President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to fish out the criminals terrorising the state.

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