Former Senate leader, David Mark has condemned an assassination attempt on the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom.
In a statement on Sunday, he disclosed that the security situation has become scandalous and making Nigeria a subject of ridicule before other nations.
Mark stated; “If a state Governor can be so brazenly attacked, what would they not do to the ordinary citizens.”
“Let me state clearly that Benue people are receptive and accommodating. But this should not be misconstrued or mistaken for weakness. Enough of this malady.”
“If our government and security operatives can no longer guarantee people’s safety in their homes, farms, or places of business, I am worried that the situation may compel citizens to resort to self-help.”
“That is the situation, we cannot contemplate and must not be allowed to happen because the consequences would be catastrophic. Therefore, the federal government and all the security agencies must of a necessity come to terms with the painful reality of the unabating insecurity in the land and resolve to end it”.
Senator Mark however told Ortom not to be deterred by the incident but instead should beef up Security around himself and the state.