By Christiana Ekpa
Different Igala groups under the ages of Project Save Kogi has urged President Muhammad Buhari to take prompt action in ending further killing of Kogi State people by the Fulani Herdsmen.
Recalls that, about 55 persons were killed in different Kogi communities by herdsmen in the last two weeks.
Peoples Daily reports that, about 20 states in Federation have also be affected by the Fulani Herdsmen killing which includes Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Adamawa, Cross River,Delta, Edo, Enugu, Ondo, Ekiti, Kogi states among other states.
The situation had also given room for different groups including National to cry out over the recent killing across the country.
The spokesperson of the group, Dr Arome Salifu made the call at the group
gathering for the donation of food and relief materials for the displaced persons in the affected communities in the state.
According to him, “it is unfortunate that our people have been killed right from their sleep the situation call for the intervention of the President”
He said the president should ensure that, those responsible for the killing of innocent Nigerian, especially in Kogi state must be made to face law.
“We have a situation that was create by the policy of government which led to the Fulani invading our communities and we are expecting the president to do something about it, to prevent further killing, he stressed
Also the Director General of Project Save Kogi, Friday Sani, said the group condemned the killing of the innocent persons in totality, adding that the colony stand rejected by the Igala’s kingdom.
According to him, something should dome to prevent further killing, noting that any further killing will force the people to move for self defence which may not be good for the country.
We will move to protect our people if the government did not stop the killing. We have government in the state that can protect lives and properties. We will stand for our people, if it happen in Kogi West or Central, we will join hand to fight it out. We will stand up for them all.
According to him, the group will formally write to the President and Inspector General of Police and other stakeholders to take prompt action before it is too late.
He called on international community to come to the aid of the affected victims.
The group however kicked any festival or celebration in Igala Kingdom stressing that it is a time of mourning for the people. “We don’t expect any celebration, it is our time of mourning and we are declaring 3 months to mourn our brother and sister that have lost their lives”