Insecurity: Yahaya Bello Suspends Kogi Monarch Over Ambush on Police Officers, Vigilantes


Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has suspended the Ohi of Eganyi, His Royal Highness Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja over the recent ambush on three police officers and five vigilante members in the state.

On Saturday unknown gunmen ambushed and killed three police officers while five vigilantes lost their lifes.

Gov. Bello in a letter to the state commissioner for local government chieftaincy affairs, also directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Hon Mustapha Aka’aba be queried over the breach and should reply within 24 hours.

The governor’s directive against the affected persons is in connection with the recent security breach in the area which led to the untimely deaths of some security personnel on their legitimate engagements of maintaining law and orders.

The governor strongly warned other traditional rulers across the state who may have connection in one way or the other with criminal elements in their domains to desist forthwith, saying that his administration will deal ruthlessly with anybody who romances with criminal elements no matter how highly placed they are.

In the same vein, Governor Bello also directed that all unofficial movements of the local government council chairmen out of their territory and other journeys without due process are hereby restricted

The governor warned that no amount of connivance with criminals will deter him from his fundamental responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizens and residents of the state.


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