The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has called for the immediate arrest of the suspected Fulani herdsmen that attacked the convoy of the Goverbnor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.
Akeredolu spoke at the swearing-in of the first female Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Princess Oladunni Odu and four special advisers in Akure on Monday.
Describing the attackers as agents of darkness, the governor called for a thorough investigation into the matter.
He said: “I must pause to condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the most recent cowardly attack on the convoy of Benue State governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom.
“I call on the security agencies to unmask the agents of darkness bent on throwing this country into a state of anarchy.
“We note that the authorities have assured the people of Benue and Nigerians alike that the perpetrators will face justice.
“May we, therefore, admonish those saddled with the responsibility of unravelling the mystery to ensure that, as it has been in other incidents, the investigation being conducted is thorough and not open-ended.
“This will reassure Nigerians on the seriousness of our security agencies. This unfortunate incident underscores the importance of restructuring the security architecture in the country. We will not be tired of demanding that the right thing be done. I have spoken.”