Okai Ask Yahaya Bello to Act Fast on Ogane Nigu Killings

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The House of Representatives candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Dekina/Bassa federal constituency, Comrade Usman Okai Austin, has appealed to the presidency and Kogi state government to intervene in the incessant bloody clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the farmers in Ogane Nigu.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, Okai regretted that the sad development has claimed many lives and destroyed valuable properties.

Okai’s appeal followed a renewed attack of the people by suspected Fulani herdsmen who invaded the rural communities within Ogane Nigu area, killed many people at their sleep and destroyed many properties belonging to residents of the communities.

“I am appealing to Kogi state government to intervene on the ongoing genocide in Ogane Nigu area where countless numbers of people have been killed by night invaders who were armed with sophisticated weapons.

“The attackers are believed to be fulani herders who have repeatedly attacked the communities around Ogane Nigu.

“The secret killings in Ogane Nigu is lingering because the needed attention is not given to the communities in Ogane Nigu ward of Dekina local government. The governor, as chief security officer of the state needs to wake to this challenge,” he said.

Oka,i who was apparently disturbed by the killings, said that the situation in Ogane Nigu was getting out of hand and needed urgent attention.

“Our people are dying silently and they are helpless as it is now, the time for a government to act is now.

“Several settlements have been razed down, an undisclosed number of people were killed and people are refugees all over the place. This is not time for the Governor to sit down and watch, but time to act.

“In the same vein, I am calling on security agencies to demonstrate capacity in intelligence gathering so as to forestall any further attacks against the communities around Ogane Nigu,” he added.

Recall that Fulani herdsmen have repeatedly attacked the communities around Ogane Nigu without any reason to justify the attacks.

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