Minister of Steel Development Condemns Kogi Killings, Calls for Enhanced Security

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  • Commiserates with families of victims

Minister of Steel Development, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, has condemned the recent killings in two communities: Abejukolo and Agojeju Odo, in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Prince Audu condemned the incident in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Lizzy Okoji, on Saturday in Abuja, also expressing his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased who were killed in the most gruesome manner.

The Minister appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, and the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Usman Ododo, to enhance security in the communities of the state and intervene in any dispute that must have led to the incident.

Prince Audu also called for an investigation into the incident so that the perpetrators of the heinous crime could be brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to others.

“I condemn in strong terms the recent killings in Agojeju Odo, and Abejukolo communities of Kogi East, which left over 19 people dead. This is unacceptable and will not be allowed to continue.

“My heartfelt condolences also go to the families of those who were killed in the most cruel manner. I also commiserate with the Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Usman Ododo, at such a sad moment.

“I want to appeal to the Inspector General of Police to take swift action in investigating this crime, to bring the perpetrators to book to serve as a deterrent to others. It is also very important to resolve all issues that led to the unfortunate incidence so that peace and normalcy can return to the communities.

“I also urge everyone to remain vigilant, security conscious, and collaborate with the security agencies and personnel. Report any suspicious moves you see around, as this might help prevent such atrocities,” Prince Audu stated.

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