- Commends Yahaya Bello for sustaining peace in Kogi for 6 years
A group of Nigerians under the aegis of Kogites Diaspora Coalition Monday in London staged a peaceful protest at Nigeria House (Nigerian High Commission) against what it called the resurgence of Insecurity, in Kogi State, Nigeria.
The protesters who filed up at the High Commission in the early hours of Monday and led by one Ayo Akinuli-Kofar said it came to formally send the group’s message to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, through Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. The group said the protest is also to ensure that the High Commissioner take their petition seriously and delivers the same to President Muhammadu Buhari which he said had earlier been delivered to the High Commission last week.
The protesters’ request specifically was for President Buhari to ensure that the sponsors and perpetrators of terrorism and banditry which is resurfacing in the State after some years of reprieve from insecurity in the State are investigated and brought to book.
The protesters were seen with banners with inscriptions “Kogites in Diaspora Say No To Resurgence of Violence in our State” “Security Agents Must Invite those Defending Terrorists in the Media Now” and Kogi Must Not Return to Dark Days of Daily Blood Letting”.
The protesters declared that the protest will continue should the presidency, the state government and security agencies delay or refuse to ensure the arrest and prosecution of alleged defenders and enablers of insecurity in the state among who is a prominent female politician but whom the Governor Yahaya Bello seems not to be keen in bringing to book due to what the group described as “political correctness”.