Kogi State Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo has expressed deep shock and sympathy over the recent killings as a result of communal clashes in the Athe gojeju-Odo community in Omala Local Government Area of the state.

The Governor, who regrets the ugly dimension that the communal clashes between people in the area have assumed over time, promised immediate intervention by his administration to forestall a reoccurrence of the unfortunate situation.

Governor Ododo assured that the perpetrators of the dastardly act who attacked the community would be brought to justice, adding that security agencies are on the trail of the assailants whose acts of mindless cowardice resulted in the destruction of lives and property in the area.

The Governor, who has since sent a delegation led by the state deputy Governor, Elder Joel Oyibo Salifu, on a condolence visit to the area, further assured that kinetic and non-kinetic measures deployed by the state government have led to relative stability in Omala local government area until the recent escalation of the conflict.

Governor Ododo said that the state will deploy a detachment of the recently established Metropolitan Quick Response to the area to complement the existing security architecture in the Omala local government area.

The Governor commiserated with relatives of those killed in the crisis. He promised that the government would provide support for those injured and others whose houses were destroyed in the attack.

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