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PDP blames Governor Bello for suspected herdsmen attack on Kogi communities as death toll reportedly rises from 32 to 50

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PDP blames Governor Bello for suspected herdsmen attack on Kogi communities as death toll reportedly rises from 32 to 50

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The Kogi state chapter of the PDP says the gruesome murder of innocent citizens by herdsmen had vindicated its position from the onset that the establishment of cattle colonies was an invitation to anarchy
– The party calls on the governor to renounce his action of setting up colonies in the state
– Governor Yahaya Bello to meet with security chiefs
The Kogi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Governor Yahaya Bello’s open invitation to herdsmen and the setting up of cattle colonies without adequate security measures put in place resulted in the recent killings in Dekina and Omala local government areas of the state.
Vanguard reports that the director of research and documentation of the party, Achadu Dickson, said the governor’s insistent nature for the herdsmen to relocate to the state despite disapproval by the people was the cause of the killings.
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The party said the gruesome murder of innocent citizens by the herders had vindicated its position from the onset that the establishment of cattle colonies was an invitation to anarchy.
“While we commiserate with the families who lost their loved ones, we call for a further arrest of the crisis by the security agencies as it is one death too many in the country as it will do one any good”.
“We called on the governor to renounce his action of setting up colonies in the state, make a public apology of his action, and adequately compensate those who lost lives and properties.”
“The times under Governor Bello is “hell on earth” for Kogi people. Despite his inability to pay salaries, after inflicting so much hardship on the people, his policy to set up cattle colonies has once again added more pains on the people,” the party said.
Vanguard also stated that the death tally from the suspected herdsmen attack in five communities in Igalaland has reportedly risen from 32 to 50.
The newspaper reported that more bodies were picked around the communities especially in Oganenigwu, Dekina local government area of the state.
9jahitplay.com learnt that rumours that the herdsmen were planning another attack forced residents of the affected communities to relocate massively to the neighbouring areas for their safety.

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