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Kogi Govt, Police Deny Reports of Fresh Killings

March 20, 2018
-The Kogi State Government, and the state Police Command have denied the reported renewed attack by suspected herdsmen which claimed the lives of a traditional ruler, Onu Agbenema, Musa Edibo, and his wife in Omala Local Government of the state.


The report had stated that the attackers who were allegedly armed with sophisticated weapons hid in the bushes around Agbenema, Aj’ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages in the local government, but when contacted, the Commissioner of police, Ali Janga said no such killings happened in the state.
“I’m not aware and it is not true, there was no attack in any part of Kogi state.”
Also, the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Petra Onyegbule, said she was briefed by the state security adviser on the matter and he confirmed to her that the reports were false.

 

“I reliably gathered that there was no attack on any of the villages in Kogi State,” she said.
She said the “latest attack in the state was a week ago” but the governor had already visited the communities and is set to constitute a panel of enquiry to investigate the root of the crises.
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