Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned the attack on the family house of Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Kwara State.
In a statement issued by the Secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Terver Akase and made available to Agenda Online, Governor Ortom described the act as shameful, barbaric and capable of heightening tension in Kwara State and the country at large.
He said that the use of thugs backed by police to intimidate and silence political opponents must be condemned by all Nigerians as the country prepares for this year’s elections.
The Governor stressed that the All Progressives Congress, APC administration ought not to focus only on the coming elections but remember that their tenure runs till May 29, 2019 within which time they are responsible for the security of lives and property of every Nigerian.
He urged security operatives to show sincerity in their hunt for those suspected to be responsible for the attack on the Senate President’s house, even if they are supporters of the ruling APC.
Governor Ortom also cautioned youths not to allow themselves to be used by some politicians to assault opponents.
The Governor however sympathizes with Senator Saraki as well as victims of the attack.