The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has reacted to report that security operatives arrested three persons in connection with the attack he suffered on Saturday.
Three people were said to have been arrested by the police in connection with the attack.
According to reports, three Jukun fishermen were said to have been arrested at the scene of the incident.
However, Ortom, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Tever Akase, refuted the claim.
Responding to an inquiry by DAILY POST, Akase said nobody was arrested.
A text message he sent to DAILY POST, Akase wrote: “No fisherman was arrested my brother.”
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen had attempted to assassinate Ortom on Saturday.
Ortom was attacked on his farm along Makurdi- Gboko road when the incident happened.
2023: There will be no election in Nigeria if insecurity persists – Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that the 2023 general election may be sabotaged by insecurity if it is not tacked before the election time.
Ortom made the assertion on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor was at the Villa to brief the president on the state of security in his state.
Ortom who lamented the level of insecurity currently ravaging the country stated that “there will be no 2023 elections in Nigeria if insecurity persists”.
The governor insisted that he had done nothing wrong in enacting an anti-open grazing law beneficial to the state.
He added that demands by the cattle breeders association, Miyetti Allah to repel the law would be impossible to fulfil because it went through due process, hence the matter is clearly beyond him.
Governor Ortom who lauded his counterparts who have reacted to the attack on him prayed that no one experiences what happened to him.
Recall that the governor was attacked last week by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen while in his farm along Gboko – Makurdi road.