Buhari orders probe of Ortom attack as Fulani group claims responsibility

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered ”an open and transparent probe” of the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue even as a Fulani group identified as Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM, claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday. Buhari made the call Sunday night in his reaction to the attack that has shocked Nigerians. Ortom said he was attacked by about 15 gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, in the outskirts of Makurdi, the Benue capital on Saturday. Buhari strongly condemned the attack, said Garba Shehu, the SSA to the president on media. Buhari said the string of brutal attacks on

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