ICDA Worries Over Worsening Insecurity in Kogi East

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The Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) has expressed concern over the worsening security situation in the East Senatorial district of Kogi State.

In a In the communiqué signed by Dr Omakoji Simeon Oyiguh and Hon David Ina Ogu, the chairman and secretary of the body, respectively, in Lokoja on Monday, the Incorporated Board of Trustees of ICDA said the increasing incident of kidnapping and murder cases in Kogi East senatorial district of the state is worrisome.

The association urged Governor Yahaya Bello to, as a matter of urgency, find solutions to stem the tide of the rampaging hoodlums that have made the district their safe haven.

They called all residents in the nine local governments in the eastern district of the state to take interest in the security and well-being of the inhabitants of the area.

“The Incorporated Board of Trustees resolved to appeal to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, to deploy his usual dexterity in security matters to contain the situation in Kogi East.

“Appeal is hereby made to the Governor to graciously and dutifully expedite action on the presentation of the staff of office to the Atta Igala to enable him accordingly commence activities to support government actions to deal with the worsening insecurity in Kogi East Senatorial District”, the communiqué read.

It would be recalled that an oil worker with shell petroleum Development company, Ojonimi Ossai and one Adam Okpanachi, a son of APC ward chairman, Icheke ward of Omalla local government who were kidnapped recently and their abductors allegedly demanded N5m and N2m, respectively, but they were killed by their captors.

Meanwhile, the BoT members have expressed profound gratitude to Governor Yahaya Bello on the appointment of Ata Igala, HRM Alaji Matthew Opaluwa Ogwuche11 to ascend the ancestral stool of his forefathers after over a century of denial.

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