Piqued by the gruesome attack on Tawari community on Kogi State which left no fewer less than 19 people dead, the state governor Yahaya Bello has directed security agencies to urgently arrest the perpetrators.
The attack, which was allegedly carried out by herdsmen purportedly on reprisal attack, also resulted in the razing of houses in the community, including that of the traditional ruler.
Some armed bandits suspected to be militias invaded Tamari and unleashed mayhem, mass killings and maiming in the community.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu, Muhammed condemned the incident and warned that anyone wacause crisis in the state would have himself to blame.
Bello reassured that his administration would do everything to protect life and property of the people of the state.
He therefore directed security agencies to swing into action and ensure that those behind the dastardly act are made to face the law.
He also urged the people to remain calm and law abiding, while assuring them of the determination of his administration to flush out bandits and criminals out of Kogi State.
The Sole Administrator of the local government, Musa Tanko Mohammed confirmed that 19 persons died in the midnight attack on Tawari.
He described the incident as very unfortunate, but assured that efforts was on to return normalcy to the area.