The Special Investigation Task Force set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has arrived in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, to investigate the attempted murder of the State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
The police, in a statement Sunday, said the elite team is led by DCP Abba Kyari and it consists of operatives from the Tactical Investigation Units of the Force Intelligence Bureau and other experienced crack detectives.
The policemen are said to be trained “with specialised competencies in crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis and other core areas of forensics.”
The Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said the team is expected to take over and consolidate all ongoing 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,” he added.
Nigerians were stunned after Ortom announced that he was attacked by some unknown gunmen two Saturdays ago while on inspection of his farm on the outskirts of Makurdi.
Blaming Fulani herdsmen for the assassination attempt, the governor said he ran for over 2 kilometers to escape.