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Benue govt furious over Police IG’s comment on Ortom’s convoy

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The Benue State Authorities has expressed anger over the remarks of the Inspector-Common of Police, Usman Baba on the assault on Governor Samuel Ortom’s convoy.

The governor’s spokesman, Terver Akase mentioned the IGP appeared to have contradicted an earlier place of the Pressure.

Baba was quoted as saying that “investigations up to now are opposite to the claims made by Governor Ortom”.

In a press release, Akase famous that the state authorities needs to consider that the Police chief was misquoted.

“It is because the investigative crew the workplace of the IGP deployed to Benue after the assassination try on the Governor confirmed the identities of the attackers as armed Fulani herdsmen.

“It’s due to this fact surprising that the IGP has come out with a opposite assertion to that of his investigative crew”, he mentioned.

Akase recalled that lower than 24 hours after the try on Ortom, the Fulani Nationality Motion (FUNAM) claimed duty.

The aide puzzled why the Police IG was “nonetheless trying to find the killers elsewhere with out inviting members of the group for questioning”.

The state authorities urged the Police to go after the perpetrators and make them face the total weight of the regulation.

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