Report reaching Us reveals that the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom escaped death on Friday after encountering a poisonous snake during a routine inspection.

Ortom was inspecting the flooding at River Guma area of the state when he sighted the reptile. Eyewitnesses say he defied protocol and lunged at the snake with his walking stick and killed it.

Snake bites are very common in the area as government officials reveal that the administration has been treating peasant farmers of snake bites for over twenty years.

Photos below;

poi1 700x525 - Benue Governor, Ortom kills poisonous snake during Routine Inspection [PHOTOS]
poi2 700x525 - Benue Governor, Ortom kills poisonous snake during Routine Inspection [PHOTOS]

photo credit; @Dumebi Ifeanyi

Do you have a gist for us??  Click here to submit your story

%d bloggers like this: