2021:On the threat of the Fulani nationalist movement to assassinate Ex governor Ortom,NASS asks DSS to investigate Umar Amir Shehu

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate one Umar Amir Shehu who claimed responsibility on behalf of Fulani National Movement (FUNAM) on the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.


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Meanwhile, the House commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his response and immediately ordering an investigation into the attacks on Governor Ortom.

The resolution was passed after robust debate on a motion titled: “Armed attack and assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and the worsening spate of insecurity in Nigeria”, sponsored by Hon. Kpam Jimin Sokpo, Hon. Mark Gbillah and nine Benue State Caucus members in the House.

Some of the lawmakers who spoke during the debate including Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumlu and Hon. Samson Okwu, expressed displeasure over the plight of the electorate who cannot sleep with their eyes closed.

While calling for proactive steps in tackling insecurity challenges facing the country, Hon. Elumelu argued that if care is not taken, Nigeria may have to resort to the importation of staple foods such as cassava, garri, yam and corn as farmers can no longer to their farms.

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