File Photo of President Muhammadu Buhari

From Bello Wakili (Abuja)

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, saying it was unacceptable.

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom

The President welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the Police headquarters in Abuja, urging the officers to uncover the people behind the attacks and bring them to justice.

In expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicised, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, says the President has directed the police to be open and transparent in their task.