A frontline Governorship Aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress in Kogi state Alhaji Usman Ododo has condemned in strong term, the attack on the innocent citizens of Oganenigu Community in Dekina Local Government, assuring that Governor Yahaya Bello is equal to the task of protecting the people of the state.
Ododo, a former Auditor General for Local Government condemned the attack, while reacting to the recent incident that happened at Oganenigu where many people lost their lives and property destroyed.
He described the killings as barbaric, inhuman and unfortunate handiwork of evil men who do not value the sacredness of human life.
Ododo recalled that since 2018 when Yahaya Bello personally led security men to the troubled community, peace was restored except for recent development which he ensured that security men still stay to protect the people.
“It is sinful, shameful and punishable for any human being to take the life of another, as such act is against the law of creation and punishable by the creator.
According to him , contentious issues are discussed and resolved amicable rather than spilling the blood of innocent people over issues that are subject to settlement.
Ododo said he is mostly pained that women and children would be the most affected as they are weak and most vulnerable especially in time of crisis such as this.
In his words “I express my heartfelt condolences to the people of Oganenigu Community, Dekina Local Government and the State over this unfortunate carnage and wicked act.
“I sympathize with families of those that lost their loved ones and property. May Almighty Allah grant the deceased eternal rest and the family, fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
He commended Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello for adequately deploying security men made up of the Police, Army and Civil Defense to bring peace to the area.
Ododo also expressed very high hope that Yahaya Bello’s instruction that the perpetrators sould be brought to book will bring relief to the people to see their offender being punished.
In line with the Governor’s directives, Ododo charged security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book as soon as possible to restore confidence in the security investment of the governor in the state.
He urged the people of the State to be security conscious and report suspicious persons or groups to law enforcement Agencies, with an appeal to them not to take law into their hands by way of reprisal attacks to prevent the matter from escalating.