Senator condemns renewed attacks on community, seeks IGP’s intervention

Senator condemns renewed attacks on community, seeks IGP’s intervention

Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan(Kogi Central) has condemned the recent violent attacks in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state, where at least 19 people reportedly died.

She called for probe to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the attacks and to fish out the perpetrators.

She also called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, to take immediate action to restore normalcy to the troubled communities.

According to a statement by her media aide, Arogbonlo Israel, Natasha commiserated the families of those who have lost their loved ones as a result of the crisis, while calling for a thorough investigation into the remote causes of the crisis that led to the unwarranted killing of innocent citizens.

She emphasised the need for the security agencies to go after the masterminds of the heinous crime.

The senator called on the State and Federal governments to intervene immediately to prevent any further escalation of the crisis, while urging the security agencies to use intelligence in the pursuit of the perpetrators of the heinous act.

She advised the people of the community to join forces with the police to identify the criminals and bring them to justice.

According to the statement: “It could be recalled the violent attacks occurred in two communities, Agojeju Odo and Abejukolo in Omala LGA of the State on Thursday, April 4.

“The gunmen, who were having a running battle with Agatu militia in Benue, extended their onslaught to Agojeju Odo, Ajokpachi Odo, Bagaji and environs, destroying their farm produce.”

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