Bello meets Kogi community, vows to fish out killers
The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Thursday met with Tawari community and promised to fish out the perpetrators of last week’s attacks which had so far claimed 29 lives.
Bello who held a peace meeting at the Government house Lokoja, on Thursday with the paramount rulers and residents of Tawari, called for calm, adding that the government was working to restore permanent peace in the area.
he added that casualty figure had risen to 29 as more deaths hd been discovered in villages in the district.
he said, “The Tawari people are peaceful; the attack took place when there was no provocation. This administration will leave no stone unturned to fish out those behind the dastard acts against the communities.
“We will not fold our arms and watch bandits and terrorists unleash mayhem on our people. We will adopt a security measures that will be mobile and effective to deal with any security challenge.”
he promised to adopt community policing to complement the activities of the conventional police whom he said were overwhelmed with inadequate manpower and lack of knowledge of the local communities.
earlier, the youth leader of the Tawari community, which comprise four villages, Gabriel Ndazago, said the initial figure of 24 deaths were recorded in Towari villages while five other bodies were picked up from three other making it 29 deaths.