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Kogi killings: Governor Yahaya Bello order s immediate suspension of traditional ruler

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
01 August 2022   |   4:03 am
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Area Traditional Council, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect.

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Area Traditional Council, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect.

The Governor’s directive was coming barely 24 hours after gunmen suspected to be bandits ambushed and kill eight security officers in Ajaokuta Local Cioucil of Kogi State.

In a letter to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kogi State, the governor also directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Council, Hon Mustapha Aka’aba, be queried over the breach and should reply within 24 hours.

The statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, said the governor’s directive against the affected persons is in connection with the recent security breach in the area, which led to the untimely death of some security personnel during their legitimate engagements of maintaining law and orders.

The governor warned other traditional rulers across the state who may have connection in one way or the other with criminal elements in their domains to desist forthwith, saying that his administration will deal ruthlessly with anybody who romances with criminal elements no matter how highly placed they are.

In the same vein, Governor Bello directed that all unofficial movements of the local council chairmen out of their territory and other journeys without due process are restricted

The governor warned that no amount of connivance with criminals will deter him from his fundamental responsibility of protecting life and property of citizens and residents of the state.