Kogi Assembly urges Wada to intervene Fulani, farmers hostilities
The Kogi House of Assembly has called on the state government to wade into the herdsmen/ farmers crisis in Omala Local Government Area.
The House resolution followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by Aliyu Akuh (PDP-Omala) drawing government’s attention to the spillover of the Agatu/Fulani crisis in Benue State.
Presenting the motion, Akuh said the recent crisis following the invasion of herdsmen in IbadoAkpacha two weeks ago, has resulted in the killing of two indigenes of the community.
According to him, the herdsmen suffered two casualties late last year when they attacked the IbadoAkpacha community over alleged harbouring of Agatu people, who fled their villages to seek refuge in the Kogi border community.
He said the recent attack was a reprisal to avenge the loss of two herdsmen in last year’s attack, adding that even the Agatu community leaders were now accusing Omala communities of harbouring herdsmen. He also urged the House to call on the state commissioner of police to deploy more armed personnel to the area for regular routine checks and surveillance.
Speaker of the House, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal, while adopting the motion, said the House would hold an executive session with the state commissioner of police and director of the State Security Service (SSS) to discuss the matter.