The convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was reportedly attacked by gunmen suspected to be Bandits on Saturday.
The suspected bandits opened fire on the governor’s convoy at Tyo Mu community along Makurdi/Gboko road, few miles from Makurdi.
It was learned that the governor was on his way to Makurdi after attending an event, when the suspected bandits struck.
However, the gunmen were repelled by the security men attached to the governor.
At the time of this report, the governor who is still in shock was being expected to address the media on the development.