Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has met with Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, four days after his convoy was attacked by gunmen.
The meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday, according to a post published on Twitter by Governor Ortom.
The tweet was accompanied by a picture of both the governor and IGP Adamu standing side-by-side.
He, however, did not disclose the details of the meeting.
— Samuel Ortom (@GovSamuelOrtom) March 24, 2021
Governor Ortom was attacked on his farm in Tyo-Mu community along the Makurdi-Gboko Road, near Makurdi, the state capital, last Saturday.
According to the governor, 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, but were eventually repelled.
IGP Adamu subsequently ordered the Benue State Police Command to carry out full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack on the Governor.
According to a statement issued by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, the IGP also “ordered the 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”.