President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, met with Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state.
Ortom’s convoy was attacked by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen while on a visit to his farm on Saturday.
The governor had said the gunmen, numbering about 15, trailed his convoy to the river bank where he was on foot with his security details to inspect his farm and opened fire on them.
Ortom had also called for the arrest and prosecution of the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.
Different reactions have continued to trail the attack with many condemning it.
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) had said the attempt to make Benue ungovernable was unacceptable and would fail woefully.
Kayode Fayemi, chairman of NGF, had described the attack on Ortom as “shocking and a rude awakening”, adding that all hands must be on deck to uncover the identities of those involved in the “heinous crime”.
Buhari also condemned the attack, saying it was unacceptable.
The president’s reaction came after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused him of being silent on the attack.
Buhari also called on the police to fish out the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to justice. (The Cable)