Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered an investigation into the attack on the convoy of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
This was made known by Frank Mba, spokesperson of the Nigeria police force, in a statement on Sunday.
Recall that on Saturday, gunmen attacked the governor’s convoy while on a visit to a farm.
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Mba stated that the inspector-general of police has directed the commissioner of police in the state to carry “painstaking investigations” into the attack.
Adamu assured residents of the state of the force commitment to stabilise the security situation in the country, while directing the deployment of “a team of specialised investigators” to the state.
“The IGP has also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations,” the statement reads.
“Meanwhile, in order to ensure a speedy, thorough and conclusive investigation into the matter, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of a team of specialized investigators from the force criminal investigations department, Abuja, to Benue state to provide additional investigative support to the Benue state police command.