The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, CP Ede Ayuba Ekpeji has condemned the unfortunate attacks on the people of Tawari Community in the early hours of Friday. The local government Administrator, Hon. Musa Tanko Mohammed, however, confirmed that 19 persons died in the midnight invasion.
According to an eye witness report, the attack is believed to be a reprisal by militia suspected to be herdsmen. Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police in a statement on Friday through the Police Public Relation, PPRO, DCP William Aya extends his message of condolence to the traditional ruler of Tawari, the entire community, the Kogi Local Government and Kogi State Government over the unfortunate incidents.
While assuring the people of the community and the State in general of the Command’s efforts to restore normalcy in the area, he said the command has deployed special forces, Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, Counter Terrorism Unit, Police Mobile Force, as well as the conventional Police to the area to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
I have ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigation to commence investigation so as to unravel the cause of the attack,” he added.
Compiled by Egbe Buduzhi
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