Three persons have been arrested by the police in connection with the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
The Governor was on Saturday attacked at Tyo-Mu along Makurdi-Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state.
Following the incident, Frank Mba, spokesperson of Nigeria police force, in a statement on Sunday, said the Inspector-General of Police has directed the commissioner of police in the state to carry “painstaking investigations” into the attack.
Adamu assured residents of the state of the force commitment to stabilise the security situation in the country, while directing the deployment of “a team of specialised investigators” to the state.
The statement added;
The IGP has also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations.
Meanwhile, in order to ensure a speedy, thorough and conclusive investigation into the matter, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialized investigators from the force criminal investigations department, Abuja, to Benue state to provide additional investigative support to the Benue state police command.
In latest development on Tuesday, Security Adviser to Ortom, Col. Paul Hemba (rtd) disclosed that the three persons arrested were Jukun fishermen.
Hemba disclosed this while conducting journalists round the scene of the attack on Tuesday, TheNation reports.
Hemba stated the police team found the fishermen close to the scene of the attack and are being investigated.
More details to come.
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