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Governor Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Government, the food basket of the nations led administration; Governor Samuel Ortom a man widely admired by the people of the state because of his life changing story of everything turning around for his good…one time area boy became a Governor of Benue State.

Today the Tuesday 21st March 2017, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Nigeria escaped fatal accident and death when a commercial transportation operator with a Toyota car rammed into the Governor’s convoy whether the commercial drive did it by a way of omission or commission is yet to be ascertained.

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his entourages was returning from Zaki Biam, where the Governor Samuel Ortom had gone to convey out an evaluation and assessment of the attack by gunmen on International Yam Market, when the sudden accident occurred.

The Benue State Government, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr. Terver Akase said the sudden accident occurred on or about 4:20 pm between Abakwa and Adi in Buruku Local Government Area of the state.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr. Terver Akase also disclosed that an oncoming vehicle, Toyota Carina II, left its lane and hit the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ bus which was with the Governor Samuel Ortom’s convoy.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr. Terver Akase, further stated that there was no life lost in the unforeseen accident but that one (1) passenger of the commercial transport of Toyota Carina II car sustained slight head injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital on the directive of the Governor Samuel Ortom.

We also confirmed from members of the Nigeria Union of Journalist that one Comrade Kris Atsaka, the Benue State’s National Union of Journalist (NUJ) Chairman, who was on the bus also sustained minor injuries.

We also gathered some information that the state government urges members of the road transporters and members of the public to drive carefully without excess speed.

Further details later…