A Lokoja-based group, the Igala Youth Forum, has debunked in strong terms, the news as reported by an online news media, Premium Times, that the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello was attacked at Ankpa when he went for the 3rd Day Fidua Prayers of the Late Ejeh of Ankpa, Alhaji Ahmadu Yakubu.
The group in a statement today signed by the Chairman, Alhaji Abu Kadiri, and Secretary, Comrade Ibrahim Achadu, said the publication was false as well as an attempt to cause confusion in the state.
They added that the Governor was warmly received by the entire people of the area including the Former Governor Ibrahim Idris and other prominent Igala dignitaries at the Ejeh’s Palace.
According to the Forum, the false report was intentionally crafted to tarnish the good reputation and image of the people of Ankpa and the entire Igala people adding that the Igalas are not law less people.
“The Igalas are not lawless and will never act in such as reported by the ghost sources of the online news media,” the statement read.
The forum noted with dismay that an online platform has been recruited by the enemies of the Igalas and the state to be causing confusion and disharmony among the people.
The Igala Forum, which exonerated Igala youth from what they called balant lies said the incumbent governor has started on a sound footing, citing the recent re-awarding of construction of Ankpa Township Road and the Idah – Ayangba Road as a remarkable step towards the development of Igala land.
The group urged the relevant and regulatory agencies to take necessary measure to check mate the instigating tendencies of some online news sites. They assured the Governor of the unalloyed support of the Igala youth to his government at all times.