BREAKING: Benue Governor Ortom Escapes Unhurt in Car Accident


Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was on Tuesday involved in a car accident when a commercial Carina II Toyota car rammed into his convoy.

The governor was returning from Zaki Biam, where he had gone to carry out an assessment of the attack by gunmen on International Yam Market, when the accident occurred.

Ortom however escaped unhurt!

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, the accident occurred about 4:30 pm between Abakwa and Adi in Buruku local government area.

Akase said an oncoming vehicle, Carina II, left its lane and hit the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ bus which was on Governor Ortom’s convoy.

He added that no life was lost in the incident but one occupant of the Carina car sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital on the directive of the Governor.

The state’s NUJ Chairman, Comrade Kris Atsaka, who was on the bus also sustained minor injuries.

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).


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