The attack on Kogi State leading to loss of casualties in lives and properties have been decried by Save Kogi Movement as unacceptable and a failure on the much touted security measures put in place by government.
The Save Kogi Movement, (SKM) an umbrella body of concerned citizens of the state, irrespective of political affiliation, lamented the continued attack on the state, lamented particularly the recent attack on Omala, the third in quick succession, as a failure on the part of a state government that prides itself to have spent so much on security.
In a statement signed by Hon. Commodore Folorunsho Daniel, Acting Coordinator, Save Kogi Movement, decried the incessant attacks on Omala by herdsmen, said it is worrisome that the government still lacks the capacity to check the wanton loss of lives after several attacks.
The Movement described the attacks by herdsmen, alongside increased rate of kidnapping, armed robbery in the state, with people no longer able to sleep with their two eyes closed, as a mark of failure on the part of government, alleging that the huge amount claimed to have been spent on security with no tangible result, points to wide scale corruption and misuse of such funds.
The Save Kogi Movement described as unfortunate the level of insecurity Kogi state is presently witnessing, lamented that states that are largely peaceful in the country today do not spend what Kogi state is spending on security, called for a genuine and sincere rethink that would make living in the state habitable.
The Movement notes that the support the state government is seeking by asking for the establishment of special forces military barracks, forward bases, despite having several other military commands in the state as a hallmark of insecurity on the part of government having claimed to have spent so much on security with failed impact.
The Save Kogi Movement pointed out that the state has produced past governor’s in Alhaji Ibrahim Idris and Capt. Idris Wada who today freely visit the state without security personnel, asked Governor Yahaya Bello to imaging in his dream if after leaving as governor he can visit the state freely, asked him to learn from their examples.
The Save Kogi Movement, urged for sincere security measures, warned the governor to beware of fair whether politicians displaying four leprous fingers, stating also that another four years for Governor Yahaya Bello, would be naked disaster, tyranny, and heights of dictatorship.