The Kogi State Government on Saturday, said that it is working hard to unlock “strong suspicions of external sponsorship of terror against the people of the state by people who wants to swim into 2023 in the blood of Nigerians," while assuring that perpetrators will be forced to face the music.
Speaking with reporters in Lokoja, the state capital, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Communication Strategy, Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo, said the facts are exposed that some powerful individuals in the country were “striving to play politics with blood by discrediting the much credited security Architecture in Kogi State.”
He said, "There are certain individuals who thought we did not know the roles they played in the build up and even during the November 16 Governorship election in the State when they worked against the party because their second eye was already on the 2023 Presidential election."
He added that “The Governor of Kogi State was recently re-elected to pilot the affairs of the State, the mandate which reaffirmed the confidence of the people in the Governor. One of the biggest positives that worked in the Governor’s favour was his success at securing the state."
Fanwo stated that Governor Yahaya Bello is committed to serving the people in justification of the overwhelming endorsement by the electorate.
His focus is Kogi State and the well-being of the people. Those who don’t know what will happen in January 2020 are already looking at 2023.
Hence, he called on the security agencies to dig deeper than normal to unravel the masterminds of the Tawari attack and their sponsors.
The government of Kogi State will do everything constitutional to protect her citizens.
He pleaded with the people of Kogi to keep working with security agencies by giving timely information to prevent crimes as they put efforts towards maintaining peace and order in the state.
He reassured the people of Tawari and its environs that the government is “staunchly in solidarity with them to keep them consoled and safe from further attack,” adding that efforts are in top gear to step up the tempo of surveillance and patrol across the State.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the security Chiefs for their reaction to the “unfortunate incident sparked by unseen hands who do not want peace in Kogi State."
He added that the government and the people of the State will continue to work together to defeat criminals and their sponsors.