President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an open and transparent investigation into the attempted assassination of Governor Samuel Orton by gunmen suspected to be bandits over the weekend.
Buhari also condemned what he described as “string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities” in Benue adding that the development is “unacceptable.”
This was contained in a statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, “President Buhari condemns attack on Governor Samuel Ortom. orders thorough, transparent investigation.”
According to the statement Buhari said he “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.”
While expressing his sympathies to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, Buhari said the unfortunate incident should not be politicised, noting “that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians.”
“Let there be open and transparent investigation and whoever is linked to it should be caught and be made to face the law,” the President directed.