The attack on the Benue State’s convoy by some gunmen has attracted the reaction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
The NGF, in a statement on Sunday, sympathized with Ortom and the people of Benue State on the sad, cowardly, and wicked plan.
The Governors’ Forum made it clear that the news of the broad daylight attempt to cut short the life of the governor is shocking and a rude awakening.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Chairman of the NGF, also strongly condemned the act in its entirety.
In his communique on behalf of the NGF, Fayemi said all hands must be on deck to expose the identities of those involved in this heinous crime.
The statement read in part, “The NGF wishes to state categorically that the attempt to make Benue State ungovernable is unacceptable and will fail woefully.
“Only recently, the brother of one of the former governors of the state was mowed down in cold blood. This dishonourable and shameful act of resorting to violence, for whatever reason, to eliminate citizens of Benue by brutal means must not continue.
“The NGF as a platform for all the thirty-six Governors will continue to encourage its members to stand firm in the service of their people regardless of the evil machinations of those who don’t wish Nigeria well.
“Evil will not be allowed to triumph over good, not in Benue State and not anywhere in this country.”
Meanwhile, Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), on Sunday ordered an investigation into the attack on the convoy Governor Ortom.