Ortom Attack: Kyari team storms Benue


In a bid to ensure thorough investigation and arrest the culprits in the attack on Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, the Inspector-General, IGP Mohammed Adamu has deployed a crack team from Abuja, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari.

This is even as the IGP has charged the team to be professional, thorough and clinical in its investigation.

Confirming the story, the Force PRO, CP Frank Mba said, “A special investigation task force set up by the Inspector-General of Police, in continuation of an ongoing investigation into to the reported attack and attempted murder of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has arrived Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

“The team, led by DCP Abba Kyari – a no-nonsense investigator – consists of operatives from the Tactical Investigation Units of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and other experienced, crack detectives with specialised competencies in crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis and other core areas of forensics.

“The team is expected to take over and consolidate all on-going investigation into the incident.’’

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.”