N5m has been offered by the Kogi State Government as a reward for anybody who can give information leading to the arrest of those who reportedly terrorised and killed people in Ojuwo Ajamàgbe and Agbenema in Dekina and Omala local government areas of the state.
A statement to the Governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, signed by the Director General, Media and Publicity stated that “the government is saddened by the attack Tuesday afternoon on Agbenema, a peaceful community in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State, by mercenaries reportedly working for herdsmen in the area.”
Three people including a traditional ruler, Musa Edibo, the Onu of Agbenema were confirmed dead in the statement.
Fanwo addded that many others were also injured and are currently hospitalised and receiving treatment.
“On a happier note and contrary some reports, the wife of the murdered traditional chief was neither injured nor killed.
“Though advanced in age and battling age-related ailments, she interacted extensively with our officials who paid a condolence visit to the community today,” he stated.
Intelligence reports showed that the assailants at Agbenema on the afternoon of Monday, 19th March, 2018 were the same group which attacked Ojuwo Ajamàgbe, near Oganenigu in Dekina Local Government Area five days earlier.
“Kogi State Government and the security services are sparing neither expense nor effort to track down these murderers and ensure justice is served.
“We once again reiterate our total commitment as a government to the security of lives and properties in the state, which extends to all peaceful and law-abiding citizens and residents, irrespective of religion or tribe.
“The public is therefore urged to call or send messages in this regard to 07058890048,” the statement read.