The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has vowed to hunt down those behind the attack on Agbudu community, in Koto Karfe Local Government Area of the State, with a view to bringing them to justice,
Some gunmen had attacked the community on Wednesday, killing 13 family members and 1 local, while 6 others sustained injuries.
Reacting, Governor Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, on Thursday, condemned the attack, describing it as “heinous” and “cowardly”.
He vowed to unleash his Executive powers, in collaboration with the Security Operatives, to smoke out the attackers, while also sustaining the tempo to rid the State of criminals.
His words: “Let me warn that there is no hiding place for them.
“The marauders should make no mistake that they can unleash terror on the people, without feeling the full might of the government, which was elected to protect the citizens.
“Whatever the cause of the attack may be, the criminals cannot escape the consequences of their dastardly act.
“We are determined to frustrate and defeat them, and no matter how far they run, or where they hide, they would be smoked out and made to face the law.”
The Governor commiserated with the family of the victims, while assuring the people of Agbudu and the entire Kogites, that their safety is of paramount importance to the State Government.