APGA, APC Biker Over Spate of Killings in Kogi

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Kogi State All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA’s governorship candidate, Dr. Umar Akwu Goodman, has berated the All Progressives Congress, APC administration in the state over its lukewarm attitude towards incessant killings of innocent people in the state.




Goodman who disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Lokoja yesterday, stated that the Kogi State governor and chief security officer, kept mum over terrorists attack in Idah a week ago where 20 people lost their lives and many more received different degrees of injury.



However a source close to government circle stated that the state government is mindful of security of lives and property in the state.



The source explained that the governor has not reneged on his pledge during the inauguration his administration when he promised to ensure adequate security in the state.




Umar explained that in an enlightened community where leadership is synonymous with service to the people, the governor is supposed to cut short his journey and return home to assess the situation, and sympathise with families of the victims. He said state governor returned to the state on Saturday, April 30 from his foreign holidays – eight days after the incident, and “no word was heard from him over the incident.”



He stressed that no responsible leader would wave off such a devastating incident. The APGA governorship candidate who condemned the killings in its entirety urged the state governor to fish out the killers of innocent people in Idah, and ensure they face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to others still indulging in such criminality in the society. While he said APGA, Kogi chapter extends its condolences to the affected families, Dr. Goodman advised the various communities in the state to set up vigilante groups to complement the efforts of the police in order to stem the activities of hoodlums in the state.

Credit: Mirror

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