A member of House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf has called on the Federal government and Nigerian security agencies to find a permanent solution to the incidents of killings by herdsmen in several parts of the country.
The lawmaker who made this appeal in a statement he specifically directed to the President lamented the attack unleashed on some villages in Kogi state by suspected herdsmen which resulted in the death of about 25 people.
The lawmaker representing Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency also asked the state government to strengthen security at the state and local level.
He advised the state and local government to consult with traditional leaders on how to keep the state secure and avert further bloodletting.
“I implore our state and local government councils to make consultations with our traditional rulers and community leaders towards putting very effective measures in place as we cannot afford a repeat of such extremely callous experience in any part of Kogi state.”
Yusuf further advised the President, the Inspector General of Police and all other security agencies to pay more attention to tackling crime and ensuring the safety of lives and property in the state.
He added that those involved in the recent killing of the people in some parts of Kogi state must be caught and made to face the wrath of the law.
He also encouraged the people of Kogi state to ignore political, religious or ethnic differences and unite to fight against any sect or individual working against the security and development of the state.
The lawmaker added that the people must do everything possible to prevent a repeat of such mind-numbing terror that led to destruction and death of people.
It will be recalled that gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen killed over 25 people in overnight attacks on Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina local government area and Abejukolo in Omala local government of the state early in the week.
It was also reported that residents in the affected parts of the state are beginning to move out to avoid being killed.