Police special investigation team arrives Makurdi over attack on governor Ortom


In continuation of an ongoing investigation into the reported attack and attempted murder of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, a special investigation task force set up by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu 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 specialized competencies in crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis, and, other core areas of forensics.

A statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said the Team is expected to take over and consolidate all on-going investigations into the incident, adding that 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.

According to the statement, the team is 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.