Ortom Attack: Abba Kyari leads police task force to Benue

Samuel Ortom

A Special Investigation Task Force investigating the reported attempt on the life of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has arrived in Markurdi, the Benue State capital.

The task force was set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu after Ortom announced that he was attacked while returning from his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

The task force consists of operatives from the Tactical Investigation Units of the Force Intelligence Bureau and other experienced, crack detectives with specialized competencies in crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis, and other core areas of forensics.

A statement issued by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said the team is led by DCP Abba Kyari.

The statement partly read, “The Team is expected to take over and consolidate all on-going investigation into the incident.

“The Team is also expected to investigate all angles of the reported attack with a view to ensuring that all persons empirically linked to the incident are apprehended and brought to book.

“Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has charged the team to be professional, thorough and clinical in their investigations.

“They are expected to liaise and work with the Benue State Police Command and other relevant members of the law enforcement community to ensure that they deliver on their mandate.”


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