By Samuel Temibi.
A chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Comrade Ajagun Opeyemi Samuel has condemned the gruesome murder of a Commissioner in the Kogi State Pension Commission, Hon. Solomon Adebayo and reported abduction of the council chairman of Yagba West, Hon. Pius Kolawole.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, Ajagun, who was the SDP Chairmanship Candidate for Yagba West in the last local government election in Kogi, said although Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello has continued to wage war against insecurity across the state, he must double his efforts to arrest the ugly situation.
Ajagun called on the Kogi Commissioner of Police, Ede Ayuba, to lay siege on forests across Yagba Land and rescue the kidnapped chairman.
He urged security operatives to trail and arrest the perpetrators of the killing and kidnapping of the notable sons of Yagba Land.
He also called on the Okun Development Association (ODA) to partner with relevant authorities to tackle insecurity within the communities before it degenerates.
“The influx of herdsmen must be rejected by all. Our representatives at the state and federal levels must rise and speak up in our favour before we are all consumed.
“This evil machination must stop, the security institution must stand up and defend the people before the country is thrown in a state of anarchy.
“This particular incident that happened in Yagba Land must be investigated to a reasonable conclusion and the perpetrators must not be spared at all,” Ajagun said.
Ajagun condoled with the family of Adebayo, who he described as a humble, intelligent and a fine young man who dedicated his time and energy to development of the state while alive.
Yet to be identified gunmen on Saturday killed Adebayo, popularly known as “Akeweje”, and abducted the Chairman, Yagba West Local Government, Mr Pius Kolawole, who was in the same car with him.
The victims, according to Spokesman of the police command in the state, DSP William Aya, were attacked at Eruku, a border community between Kwara and Kogi, when they were traveling back to Egbe in Kogi.