Kogi Socio-cultural group, Ojuju Agbadufu Igala Forum (OAIF) has condemned strongly the killing of the former Chairman of Dekina Local Government Council, Hon. Akowe Adejo who was shot penultimate week, but died late yesterday at the National Hospital, Abuja.
The group suspected political thugs as behind the killing of the political leader, while lamenting that value for sacred lives no longer matter to gun wielding thugs in these days politics, particularly in Kogi East Senatorial District.
Reacting to the death of the APC stalwart, the President in Council of Ojuju Agbadufu, Chris Ukwenya wondered how could a political leader be assassinated for the cause he believed, in the name of politics, noting that the late Adejo Akowe participated in a primary election exercise of his party, APC, where he reportedly bared his mind, only for him to be shot the very night.
The group said that those who were behind the killing would never in life experience peace, even as their generation remain cursed forever.
They urged politicians in Kogi to see themselves as one, saying that the Socio-cultural group is pained by the dastardly act which was described as an aberration in Igala land.
They noted: “The attack is one too many. The attack on late Adejo Akowe is an attack on all Igala sons and daughters, irrespective of political and religious differences.
“Politicians should learn to bear each other’s opinions on political matters. Democracy is not about killing; it’s not about thuggery; it’s about development of humanity through the people, who chose whoever they want to lead them.
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The President in Council of the group tasked security agents to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous act, noting that they shouldn’t be a sacred cow, “where there is a breach of law”.
The group added that they were relying heavily on security agents to explore their intelligence prowess to bring perpetrators to book, insisting that there have been recycle of killings in Igala land for so long a time which they believed, security agents has capacity to burst the gangsters.
According to report, the former local government boss died at the National Hospital Abuja a week after he was shot.
The deceased was a political leader of the All Progressives Congress in Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency, and returned from an endorsement exercise of the APC’s Local Government Council primary election before he was shot by the yet-to-be identified gunmen at a restaurant in Anyigba.
Gen. Dewua’s Death, An Irreparable Loss To Benue, Nigeria – Ortom
By Yahaya Idris, Makurdi.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has described the death of Brigadier General Charles Dewua as a painful loss to the Nigerian Army, Benue State and the country at large.
The Governor in a statement issue through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, on Monday said he received the sad news with shock and devastation.
He noted that Dewua was one of the reliable Army Generals who made selfless contributions to the country especially in the area of human capital development.
Governor Ortom also ssid the late Brigadier General was a true professional who added value to the military, and stated that his services will be deeply missed at a time Nigeria is facing security challenges.
He prays God to grant the deceased eternal rest and console the Dewua family as well as the entire people of Gwer West Local Government Area.
President Buhari, Condoles With Gen Buba Marwa Over Loss Of Brother
A press statement signed and issue Tuesday by Femi Adesina,
Special Adviser to the President on
Media and Publicity, said President Muhammadu Buhari prays God’s comfort and succour for former Lagos State military administrator and All Progressives Congress stalwart, Brigadier-General Mohammed Buba Marwa, on the loss of his younger brother, Idris, aged 57.
Alhaji Idris Marwa, a successful businessman in Kaduna, passed on Tuesday, after an illness.
Condoling with the Marwa family, President Buhari urges them to take solace in the fact that all mortals are destined to ultimately return to their maker, adding: “What would then matter is how well we have carried out our stewardship on earth, and I believe Idris Marwa played his role well.”
The President asks God to care for the family left by the deceased, and that they will receive the fortitude to bear the loss.
Governor Bello Commiserate With State APC Chairman Over Mother’s Passage
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has commiserated with the State All Progressive Congress Chairman Hon. Abdullahi Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Salamatu Bello.
The Governor’s message was conveyed in a press statement on Tuesday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu.
Governor Bello stated that the loss of a mother was a painful experience which cannot be easily erased from the heart
He mentioned that the party Chairman and other members of the family of the late matriarch should take absolute solace in the fact that the late Hajia Bello lived a fulfilled life as a mother who has raised great children and grand children
The Governor condoled with the entire Bello family while he prayed for the repose of the late Matriarch and for God Almighty to grant those left behind the strength to bare such irreparable loss.
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