Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has thanked God for saving him from Saturday’s attack by suspected herdsmen.
He stated this on Sunday while speaking at the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) Signs and Wonders Mega Parish Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
He called on Nigerians with good conscience to save the country from drifting into anarchy and lawlessness.
The governor wondered why an ethnic group would be shielded and allowed to use its militia arm to wreck havoc on perceived enemies.
Ortom was accompanied to the service by aides, members of EXCO and close family members.
Ortom confirmed that he almost lost his life during an attack on Saturday by some gunmen he described as herdsmen.
The Governor who spoke with newsmen after the incident, narrated that the gunmen, numbering about 15, trailed him and his team to a riverbank when he was on foot before launching the attack.
Ortom’s convoy was attacked along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue but his security team repelled the attack and whisked the Governor to safety.