Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has given seven days ultimatum to four council’s administrators and traditional rulers where 15 Fulanis were allegedly killed to fish out the perpetrators or risk losing their positions for ineptitude of duty.
Governor Bello who gave the order during a security stakeholders meeting held in government house Lokoja on Monday lamented that killings happened in Yagba west, Omala , Dekina and Igalamela, adding that his administration will not condone killings of any citizen in the state.
While giving ultimatum Governor Bello vowed to apprehend and bring to book the perpetrators of the dastardly act, saying government will not allow what is happening in Benue, Nasarawa and Zafara states to in Kogi .
“This Fulanis have been staying with us in the state peacefully without any rancor. All politicians or detractors who are behind this killing will be made to face the full wrath of the law as my administration will not spare anybody no matter how highly placed in the society,” he said.
He commended the security agents for their effort in ensuring that there is absolute peace in the state, urging them to do more in order to keep the state safe.
The administrator of Yagba West where 11 Fulanis where allegedly killed, Comrade Joseph Olutimi stated that he received a report that a farmer was allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, noting that he quickly informed the security agents who swung into action.
He pointed out that the Fulanis were killed by yet to be identified gunmen , stressing that the people of the local government have been living peacefully with the Fulanis.
In his speech the Special Adviser to the governor on security, Commondore Jerry Omadara reported that last week a farmer in Yagba west was allegedly murdered in his farm by suspected herdsmen, saying some people took the law into their hand in a reprisal attack and killed ten Fulanis who resided in some communities in the local government and dumped their corpses in Omi dam.
He further disclosed that three corpses of Fulanis were found in Oluja community in Dekina local government while several cows werekilled by unknown gunmen, stating that Omiyowo , Ogar, Ejigba and Dekina recorded high rate of killing innocent citizens.