The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up a Special Investigation Task Force headed by DCP Abba Kyari to investigate the reported attack and attempted murder of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.
On Saturday, March 20, suspected Fulani herders had attacked the convoy of Governor Ortom around Tyo-Mu settlement, located on Kilometer 12 along Makurdi-Gboko federal highway.
Issuing a statement on Sunday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said the team is expected to take over and consolidate all on-going investigation into the incident.
According to Mr Mba, “the team consists of operatives from the Tactical Investigation Units of the Force Intelligence Bureau, FIB, and other experienced, crack detectives with specialized competencies in “crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis and other core areas of forensics”.
“The Team is also expected to investigate all angles of the reported attack with a view to ensuring that all persons empirically linked to the incident are apprehended and brought to book.
“Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police has charged the team to be professional, thorough and clinical in their investigations.
“They are expected to liaise and work with the Benue State Police Command and other relevant members of the law enforcement community to ensure that they deliver on their mandate.” the statement read.