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Group Tasks Buhari On Insecurity In Kogi-East

Posted: May 16, 2016 at 3:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Augustine Adah

Lagos – A non political organisation, Ufedo Foundation has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently put machinery in motion to tackle the growing insecurity in Kogi-east.

Engr. Abdul Audu, national president, Ufedo Foundation, Nigeria in a statement narrated the activities of Fulani herdsmen which has left many people dead in several communities of the area.

“Until very recently, the Igala people and Fulani herdsmen lived peaceably but gone seems to be those days following the multiple acts of war and mayhem being unleashed daily on innocent farmers and law-abiding citizens in their villages, homes and farm lands,” he said.

According to Audu, between June 2015 and now not less than 100 persons were killed in different communities of Kogi-east which include nine local government areas of the state. Apart from activities of Fulani herdsmen, Audu lamented the menace of kidnapping which was unheard of in the area until recently.

The height of kidnapping in the area was the abduction of a Chinese Woman who was on a business trip to the area. “A Chinese woman, Lilly Yunpin was kidnapped at Etutekpe in Dekina local Government Area, until a ransom was paid recently.

“This is a clear negation of the stance of the Government on security and free business environment for foreigners. “The serial kidnap of locals working in the local government offices and others in their respective businesses have become too numerous to list.”

The group which condemned the killing of Isa Edime, former General Manager, Kogi Broadcasting Corporation by unknown gun men right in his compound in Egume urged security agents and governor of Kogi State to rescue the area from the hands of Fulani herdsmen, kidnappers and assailants.

“We therefore urge the President, Governor of Kogi state and all well-meaning groups and individuals to take immediate action and save Igala land from further descent into a state of anarchy.”