The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Abba Moro, has pleaded with the Nigerian police to step up investigation into the recent attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue.
Mr Moro, the senator representing Benue South, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja on Monday.
Mr Ortom was recently attacked in his farm at the outskirts of Makurdi, the state capital.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, had ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack.
The federal lawmaker said that he was hopeful that the IGP would come up with a report that would fish out the perpetrators of the act.
“I don’t want to pre-empt what the police is doing now. The IGP had sent a special task force from the headquarters to go and investigate the activities.
“We better wait and see what the report will be like. In the meantime, we thank God that the governor is safe,” he said.
Mr Moro further said that Nigeria’s security situation “is scary” noting that it had taken new dimensions.
“There are new dimensions that are being introduced now. In the past, it used to be the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. But today you find it has blossomed to a level of banditry and kidnapping and armed robbery that had been a thing of the past”.
The lawmaker, however, called on the government to step up activities of security agencies.