Kogi State Government on Wednesday announced the offer of five million Naira as reward to anybody with useful information on those who participated in the killings in Ojuwo Ajamàgbe and Agbenema in Dekina and Omala Local government areas of the state.
Director General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement sent to Frontline News Online, expressed the sadness of the state government over the bloody attack, saying the assailants were mercenaries reportedly working for herdsmen in the area.
The statement confirmed that a total of three persons were killed, including the Onu of Agbenema, Chief Musa Edibo.
Fanwo also confirmed that other persons who injured and are currently receiving treatment.The statement read part: “On a happier note and contrary to trending reports by all sections of the media, the wife of the murdered traditional chief was neither injured nor killed. Though advanced in age and battling age-related ailments, she interacted extensively with our officials who paid a condolence visit to the community today”.
He said intelligence reports indicates that the attackers at Agbenema on the afternoon of Monday, 19th March, 2018 appear to be the same group which attacked Ojuwo Ajamàgbe, near Oganenigu in Dekina Local Government Area 5 days earlier.
“The Kogi State Government and the security services are sparing neither expense nor effort to track down these murderers and ensure justice is served.
“We once again reiterate our total commitment as a Government to the security of lives and properties in the State protection extends to all peaceful and law-abiding citizens and residents, irrespective of religion or tribe”, the statment further read.
Fanwo urged to make calls or send messages in this regard to 0705 889 0048.