Kogi State, Nigeria – October 20, 2023 – The political unrest in Kogi State has taken a toll on its people, as the rivalry between the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) has led to a surge in violence, resulting in the tragic loss of lives and reduced productivity among the Igala youth population. Admiral Usman Jibrin, the Accord Party governorship candidate, has strongly condemned the ongoing assassinations, extrajudicial killings, and their detrimental impact on the Igala community.
Over the past four months, Kogi State has been marred by political violence that shows no signs of abating. The SDP governorship candidate, Murtala Yakubu, and his APC counterpart, Usman Ododo, have been locked in a bitter power struggle, with dire consequences for the people of Kogi State, particularly the promising Igala youths. The region, known for its rich culture and heritage, has been left reeling from the loss of more than 10 young lives.
Admiral Usman Jibrin, a prominent figure in the political landscape of Kogi State, expressed his deep concern over the incessant violence and its repercussions. In a press statement released today, he condemned these acts of brutality in the strongest possible terms and called for immediate action.
“Kogi State has become a hotspot of violence, with the Igala youth population paying a devastating price for the political rivalry that has spiraled out of control,” Admiral Usman Jibrin stated. “The loss of promising young lives is an affront to our shared humanity and a stain on the fabric of our society. I condemn these heinous acts of violence without reservation.”
Admiral Jibrin went on to emphasize the urgent need for the Federal Government’s intervention to address this grave situation. He stressed the importance of bringing the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice and ensuring that the rule of law prevails.
“I call on the Federal Government to take immediate and decisive action to restore peace and security to Kogi State,” Admiral Jibrin urged. “The Igala community deserves safety and stability, and it is the government’s duty to protect its citizens. We must hold those responsible for these senseless killings accountable under the law.”
Admiral Usman Jibrin’s condemnation and his call for government intervention come at a critical time for Kogi State. The people of the region are hopeful that his words will inspire positive change and pave the way for a more peaceful and prosperous future. The eyes of the nation are now on the Federal Government, as they face the pressing task of bringing the perpetrators of political violence to justice and restoring the much-needed calm to Kogi State.