Gov. Ortom speaks as gunmen attack Nasarawa Deputy Governor, Akabe

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The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday condemned the attack on the Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe by gunmen along Lafia – Abuja road.

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Unknown gunmen had attacked the convoy of Akabe and in the process killed three policemen and a civilian.

Akabe was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when his convoy ran into the robbers who were operating a few kilometres away from Akwanga at about 6pm, yesterday.

Reacting, Ortom described the attack which resulted in the death of some security men as “unfortunate and sad.”

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A terse statement by Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, said: “Governor Ortom sympathizes with the Nasarawa State Deputy Governor and members of his entourage and prays God to console families of those who lost their lives in the incident.”