The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, has blamed the killing of over 32 persons in Dekina and Omala LGA of the State on Governor Yahaya Bello.
The PDP says Bello’s open invitation to the rampaging herdsmen and the setting up of cattle colonies without adequate security measures led to the gruesome killings.
In a statement signed and Issued by Achadu Dickson, Director Research and Documentation, said the governor should explain his role in these killings following his invitation of the herdsmen and ceding of some section of the state land for the establishment of cattle colony, in spite of protest by the people of the state.
The PDP condemns in strong terms the gruesome murder of Innocent citizens by the herders.
The PDP warned Bello against establishing cattle colonies. We warned that it will be an open invitation for anarchy. But out of his desperate lust to be seen as President Muhammadu Buhari’s loyalist, Bello ignored superior reasoning and allowed for this dastardly deaths.
While the party commiserate with the families who lost their loved ones, the PDP call for a further arrest of the crisis by the security agencies as it is one death too many.
The PDP called on the governor to renounce his action of setting up colonies in the state, make a public apology and adequately compensate the families of those who lost their lives and properties.
The party described the times under Gov Bello as traumatizing for Kogi people over the inability to pay salaries and inflicting so much hardship on the people, his policy to set up cattle colonies has once again added more pains.