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Soldiers Storm Kogi Community Where Herdsmen Allegedly Murdered Innocent People

A truckload of soldiers have landed in Kabba/Bunu LGA in Kogi state to restore peace and order after suspected herdsmen invaded the community killing innocent people.


A press release by Ogbeni Oladele Samuel, Media & Publicity Adviser of Kabba/Bunu LGA reads:

Herdsmen Crisis: Hon. Moses Olorunleke visits Ighun community, preaches peace and unity.

The news of suspected herders attack has prompted the visit of Kabba/Bunu LGA Administrator, Hon. Moses Olorunleke to Ighun community in the early hours of today.

Hon. Moses met with the leaders and representatives of both the Ighun Community and the Fulani Settlers separately in an attempt to get to the root of the current crisis. He appealed to both sides to sheathe their swords and embrace peace. He promised that the immediate and remote causes of the crisis will be found out and justice will be delivered in the matter.

He stressed the commitment of his government to ensure that adequate security would be made available to all parts of the local government to forestall a repeat such attack.

The Administrator, who described his administration as one that is committed to securing the lives and property of the local government's citizens, promised the people of his determination to ensure that all parts of the local government are adequately protected.

While praising all the security forces that were mobilised to the area for their proactive measures in arresting the situation and curtailing it from spreading to neighboring communities, assured the people that those responsible for the dastard acts would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Speaking on behalf of the community,Mr Cornelius Baiyemo, thanked the Administrator for his swift response to the security development, saying the action had demonstrated that he is a leader that cares for his people.

On his part, the leader of Miyetti Allah in the local government, Alh. Sheidu lauded the Administrator for his proactive leadership style, describing his visit as an example of a leader that has the interest of all and sundry at heart.