Following the series of Fulani herdsmen attacks on Agatu communities in Benue State which have led to the death of over forty persons and many people displaced, the state government has assured the people of their safety.
The state government also promised to return all the displaced people who fled their homes in Agatu Local Government Area of the state to take refuge in neigbouring towns in Kogi State.
The state Deputy Governor, Chief Steven Lawani, made this known at the weekend when he visited the various displaced peoples’ camp located in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Lawani expressed regret over the incident which led to the people fleeing their homes to the neigbouring communities in another state urging them not to be despaired as the state government has put in place improved security measures to safe guard lives and property in their communities from further attacks.
He also disclosed to the victims that the state government was working in collaboration with the authorities in Nasarawa State where the invaders suspected to be Fulani cattle rearers are domiciled in order to provide a lasting solution to the crisis.
The deputy governor further assured the people to remain calm and not take the laws into their hands by seeking revenge just as he thanked the Kogi State government for its hospitality to the displaced victims.
Responding, the Chairman of Omala Local Government Area, Labaran Yahaya, said the Kogi State people were pleased to assist the displaced persons and hope that the issues would be quickly resolved to enable them return to their various homes.