Kogi govt assures justice for slain traditional ruler

Kogi govt assures justice for slain traditional ruler

The Kogi Government has assured the residents it would apprehend the kidnappers and killers of traditional ruler of Aghara Bunu in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the state, Chief David Obadofin.

The monarch was reportedly kidnapped in his resident last week by yet to be identified assailants, who later killed him.

The News Agency of Nigera reported that the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday described David’s abduction and murder as “horrendous , criminal and reprehensible. ”

“The APC led administration of Gov Yahaya Bello will not rest until the abductors and killers of the innocent traditional ruler are arrested and brought to book.

“The joy of our action on this heinous act is that we are making significant progress at apprehending the suspected masterminds.

“This is because we are working in collaboration with security agencies to ensure those behind the attack and kidnap face the full wrath of the law, ” he said.

Fanwo lamented the attack on the peaceful community of Aghara Bunu community, saying “coward anti-socials” who also killed a woman and a young lady during the kidnapping of the traditional ruler.

The commissioner stressed that the state government would do everything possible to ensure it gets to the roots of the attack and also ensure the masterminds are brought to book.

Fanwo said, “In as much as we wouldn’t want to give out much information about our ongoing investigations, we wish to state that significant progress has been made.”

He explained that few suspects apprehended were giving useful information to law enforcement agents.

He said reports of the investigations would be made public once concluded.

“Government will continue to strengthen its anti-crime architecture to prevent breach of the peace and respond rapidly to any breach of the peace.

“It is the responsibility of Government to protect her citizens are we remain unbending in our unwavering commitment to secure the lives and property of our people,” he assured.

Expressing his condolence with families of the deceased,the commissioner urged the locals to cooperate with security agencies in order to unravel the mystery behind the heinous acts.