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Just in: Governor Ortom appears before Senate committee probing Benue killings

Governor Samuel Ortom has appeared before the Senate panel investigating the killings by suspected herdsmen in Benue state. 

The investigation is being conducted by the joint Senate committee on police affairs; and national security and intelligence. 

The panel invited Ortom over his indictment by the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, for alleged culpability in the security crisis in the state, Punch reports. 

The Senate had on February 7, rejected the report of its joint committee on police affairs and national security and intelligence on the basis that the state governor, Samuel Ortom, who was mentioned severally in the IGP report was not invited for his side of the story. 

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