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Benue Governor, Ortom Speaks On Faking His Attack

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has dismissed claims from some quarters that he faked his attack and raised a false alarm about it.

Ortom said that he has nothing to gain from raising a false alarm about his attack, saying that he does not pray his worst enemy passes through the trauma he went through on Saturday.

He made these known in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he met President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

The governor insisted that he did not do anything wrong in enacting the anti-grazing law in the state, saying other states have also enacted the same law.

Ortom said Buhari had accepted some suggestions he made on the security situation in the state after he had ordered a thorough investigation into the attack.

The governor, however, expressing sadness about those who doubted the incident, reiterating that he was indeed attacked while on his way to his farm.

Meanwhile, President Buhari on Tuesday, held a crucial security meeting with the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, and the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor.

The meeting which held at the President’s office at the statehouse in Abuja was held behind closed doors.

The development was revealed in a Twitter post by the personal assistant on new media to the President, Bashir Ahmad who wrote: “Security: President @MBuhari earlier today, held a closed door meeting with Minister of Defence and Chief of Defence Staff in his office, the State House, Abuja.”

Pictured from the meeting shows that the President’s chief of staff, Professor Gambari was also in attendance at the meeting.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.