Kogi community attack: Bello directs security agencies to fish out perpetrators

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Following the deadly attack on Tawari community in Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi state, the Governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, has warned that those nursing the ambition of causing crisis in the state would have themselves to blame.

The governor also directed the security agencies in the state to fish out perpetrators of the attack for justice.

In a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, in Lokoja on Friday, the governor said the security agencies should swing into action and ensure that those who carried out the dastardly act face the law.

The governor Yahaya also assured the people of the state that his administration would do everything possible to protect life and property of the people of the state.

He, therefore, urged the people to be calm and law abiding, assuring them that his administration was determined to flush out bandits and criminals out of the state.

Meanwhile, the Police Command has disclosed that about 28 houses and vehicles were razed by the attackers in Tawari community located in Kogi Local Government Area of the state among other destruction.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, Williams Anya, a deputy superintendent of police, who disclosed this said that some lives were lost during the attack.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, had visited the community for on the spot assessment.

Tawari community which is about 30 minutes’ drive from Gegu town on Lokoja-Abuja road, Kogi Local Government Area, came under heavy attack by unknown gunmen on Thursday night.

He also said the Commissioner of Police had deployed Special Police Force and Police Tactical Squad, led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, to immediately unravel those behind the heinous act with a view to bringing them to book.

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