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Gov. Ortom ‘fumes’ as security aides attached to him were withdrawn while he was amid ‘militia’ accusations

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The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has stated that it was “not correct” for his security aides to have been withdrawn by the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, while he was on his annual leave.

He made the comments on Monday, April 30, during an interactive session with journalists, Independent reports.

Ortom’s security aides, among them, his chief detail, orderly, and aide-de-camp, were reportedly transferred to other locations when he was on leave.

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It was gathered that, Ortom however pointed out that the most important thing was that the act had been corrected; whether it was done in “error or mischief”.

He said aides were restored the very next day, after the state government had called the IGP’s attention to the matter.

The withdrawal had been interpreted by some people, as an attempt to make the governor vulnerable to assassination.

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Following the implementation of the anti- open grazing law, the governor had also previously alleged that there were plans to assassinate him.

It was  previously reported that, Governor Samuel Ortom’s top adviser on Saturday morning, April 28, declared that the governor will allow the law take its course after the Nigerian Army arrested one of his aides who also is alleged to be a Boko Haram escapee,Alhaji Aminu Tashaku for allegedly masterminding recent killings in Benue state.

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Paul Hembah, security adviser to Ortom, said no ulterior motive was suspected on the part of federal government, even though he acknowledged the longstanding opposition of Miyetti Allah to the arrested aide.

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