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Gov. Samuel Ortom escapes assassination

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue  State, on Saturday, escaped assasssination as his convoy was attacked along Tyomu community in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Ortom was said to be returning from Gboko when the incident happened along Makurdi-Gboko highway around noon.

Witnesses said there was a heavy exchange of gunfire between the attackers and the governor’s security detail.

At least two sources confirmed the attack to Daily Trust, saying the governor is about to address the media on the development.

Details later…