The Northern Governors Forum on Sunday has condemned attack on Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom; he described the attack as a disturbing incident.
Chairman of the forum, Mr Lalong, in a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham, said in Jos that the incident must be thoroughly investigated, noting that it was another attempt by criminals to cause mayhem in Benue and in the nation as a whole.
He enjoined all relevant security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation to expose those behind the attack and their sponsors
He commended security details attached to the governor for resisting the attack and securing Mr Ortom and members of his entourage.
According to the chairman, all hands must be on deck to address the lingering degeneration of security in the country as it threatened its corporate existence.
Mr Lalong said governors in the northern part of Nigeria were in solidarity with their colleague and the entire people of Benue State.
He assured that they would continue to engage and support security agencies in their duty of securing the region and nation.