The Kogi State Police Command has refuted some media reports that 10 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen in Omala LGA of the state.
Spokesman of the Command, Williams Aya in a statement issued on Monday in Lokoja said only one person was killed in the incident at Omala and not 10 as reported in some of the publications.
“This report is not only false but unarguably from the figment of the writer’s imagination calculated to manipulate the mindset of Nigerians that Kogi State is experiencing crisis.
“This report is false in its entirety, aimed at disrupting the existing peace the state is enjoying.
“The Command received information on 8th December, 2017 from Mr Abu Awodi of Agabifo Village in Omala Local Government of Kogi State, that unknown gun men attacked and killed one Mr Abuka Awodi aged 45 years in the bush.
“The DPO led a team of personnel consist of the Police and Army to the scene and confirmed the incident. Meanwhile, Security operatives are on the look of the assailant.
“The Kogi State Police Command’s concern is to ensure maintenance of law and order and crime free State. The Command hereby demands that the publication be retracted so as not to mislead the general public that there is crisis in Kogi State.
“The Commissioner of Police also enjoins Kogites to move freely and conduct their legitimate businesses in the State. The Police is assuring the general public that Christmas and the coming New year will be celebrated peacefully,” the statement added.