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The convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue was attacked along Tyomu community in Makurdi Local Government Area of the State on Saturday according to the Statement Government.
Ortom was said to be returning from Gboko when the incident happened along Makurdi-Gboko highway around noon.
Witnesses said there was heavy exchange of gunfire between the attackers and the governor’s security detail.
It was gathered that the Governor was on his way to Makurdi when the gunmen opened fire on his convoy but were repelled by his security men.
More details to follow