Governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom escaped an assassination attempt on Saturday afternoon.
This happened when armed men reportedly attacked his convoy along Tyo Mu, close to Air Force Base on Makurdi-Gboko road.
The Governor, reports said, was on his way to Makurdi when the gunmen opened fire on his convoy.
The assailants were however repelled by the security detailed attached to him.
Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase who broke the news to journalists, further said that the Governor would soon brief news men with the details.