Governor Yahaya Bello has condemned the assassination of the Chairman, Kogi Chapter of Wuro Miyetti-Allah Association, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar.
Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, the governor said he was already working with security agencies to unravel the incident.
Bello appealed that the prevailing calm in the wake of the unfortunate crime should be sustained, and strongly urged everyone to avoid extrajudicial reaction from any quarters.
“I received with sadness, the death of Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar today. On behalf of the good people of Kogi State, I express my condolences to the Wuro Miyetti-Allah Association over the dastardly act which claimed the life of the late Alhaji Abubakar.
“As painful as this must be, I enjoin all to be calm as government is already working with security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime as soon as possible, and made to face the consequences of their cowardly actions.
“May Almighty Allah grant Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Al-Jannah Firdaus.”
The governor said it is important that crime does not go unpunished, in order to send a resounding message to all and sundry that such will not be tolerated in Kogi State under his watch.