Senate Condemns Fulani Herdsmen Attack In Kogi
The Senate on Thursday condemned Fulani herdsmen attack in Kogi State, and urged the Federal Government to deploy security agencies in the affected local government areas.
Recall that Fulani herdsmen had reportedly killed 32 people in communities in Dekina and Omala Local Government Areas of the State.
The assailants arrived by boat on Wednesday, opened fire on the people and burnt down homes. An eyewitness said they wore military fatigue and wielded AK 47 assault rifles. Many of the residents who fled for their lives remain unaccounted for.
The resolution of the Senate followed a point of order raised by Senator Atai Aidoko (APC, Kogi East). Aidoko said the herdsmen killed 20 people in Oganenigu community in Dekina and 12 others in Abejukolo and Agbenema communities in Omala.
“I want this Senate to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to bring the situation under control by arresting the perpetrators and ensuring they are prosecuted. This killing is taking on another dimension, as the killers also amputate people’s hands,’’ he said.