Samuel Ortom, Benue State governor, has said the country is sick and on life support, going by the recent happenings in the country.
He spoke on Sunday at the 37th priestly anniversary thanksgiving Mass in honour of Reverend Father Donatus Ugema, and during a solidarity visit on him by members of the State Executive Council, traditional rulers and other stakeholders after Saturday’s attack on him, according to The Nation.
Ortom’s convoy was attacked over the weekend outside Makurdi, the state capital, while on a visit to his farm.
However, the security details attached to him repelled the attack, while the governor also revealed that he had to run to escape the assault.
During the solidarity visit, Ortom said the attack will rather strengthen his determination to execute his agenda for Benue and solicited prayers from the people of the state.
He noted that his emergence as governor was ordained by God, stressing that evil plans against him will always fail.
Ortom, who acknowledged the quick response of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, by deploying a crack team of detectives to investigate the attack on him, claimed that Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) had already claimed responsibility for the attack on him and should be arrested and questioned.