Security Threat: Kogi Bans Traditional Procession in Kotonkarfe


The Kogi State Government on Tuesday placed a ban on all forms of processions hitherto scheduled to hold in Kotonkarfe and neighboring communities over security threats.

The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo in a statement said  the ban is to curb plans by some “elements” in the area, to disturb the peace of the ancient town.

“His Excellency Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo reiterates his administration’s commitment to peaceful co-existence among all Kotonkarfe people and will always leave his doors open to listen to complaints and grievances rather than resort to violence.

“We urge all concerned to strictly abide by the ban as violators will be treated as enemies of peace and the State. The decision of the State Government is aimed at protecting the rights of the Kotonkarfe people, and indeed all Kogites, to peace and security.

“We urge law enforcement agents to enforce the ban in accordance with the laws of the land. Kotonkarfe people should also be committed to peace and harmony as the Government is prepared to protect them from violence,” the statement said.

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