- Governor Yahaya Bello has ordered security agents to fish out the attackers of Tawari community in Kogi state
- Bello says his administration will not allow the attackers to go without justice
- The governor further promised that his administration will continue to protect the lives of the residents
An angry Governor Yahaya Bello has ordered the security agencies in Kogi to fish out the gunmen who attacked Tawari community in the state and killed at least 19 people, as well as burnt their houses.
The governor declared that there must be justice for the victims of the attack.
The position of the governor was made known through a statement by his spokesperson, Onogwu Muhammed, on Friday, January 3.
Bello, who condemned the attack on the village, also sent a warning to those who think they can cause trouble in the state saying he would ensure that they end up blaming themselves.
He emphasised that his administration would do what it takes to protect the lives and property of the people of the state.
The governor pleaded for calm and promised that his administration would clear the state of bandits.
Legit.ng reports that the police in the state have confirmed that about 28 houses and vehicles were burnt by the gunmen during the attack.
The confirmation was made by the public relations officer of the police in the state, DSP Williams Anya.
He disclosed that the commissioner of police in the state, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, had visited the affected community and carried out an assessment of the damage.
Legit.ng had reported that at least 19 people were killed by suspected gunmen in the attack.
The gunmen, according to the report, also set ablaze some buildings, including the palace of the king of the community.
A resident of Tawari community, Comfort Solomon, who survived the attack, said the gunmen, numbering about 100 invaded the community in the night of Thursday, January 2.
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