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Armed men who attacked Governor Ortom have been arrested – IGP

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The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, has announced the arrest of 10 suspects who were involved in the failed attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

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Alkali during a special briefing of State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, May 27, said the suspects are still being detained by the police without prosecution due to the ongoing Judicial staff strike.

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The IGP also said that the investigations so far have shown that the outcome is contrary to Ortom’s claims of being attacked by herdsmen at his farm near Iyo mu, along Makurdi Gboko Highest of Benue State.

He said:

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“Those who organised and those who pulled the trigger have all been arrested and investigation is ongoing.

We have had them for over a month but the courts have been closed for over three months, where do I take them to?”.

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