Daily Trust (Abuja)

28 January 2013

Nigeria: Kogi Monarchs Condemn Soldiers' Killing

Lokoja — First class traditional rulers from the central senatorial district of Kogi State have condemned in strong terms the recent killing of two soldiers by some unknown gunmen in the area.

This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the five first class chiefs in the area, Alhaji YakubuYusuf, Ohi of Okene/Okengwe; Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, Adavi; Alhaji Shehu Umar, Eika; Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja, Eganyi and Alhaji Ahmed Abdulraheem, Ihima.

The chiefs regretted that group the group "Jama'a tu Muslimina Fi Biladins Sudan" which claimed responsibility for the attack choose to use their area which was just recovering from another crisis for the dastardly act.

While sympathizing with the federal government, the Chief of Army Staff and the families of the slain soldiers, the traditional rulers promised to continue to cooperate with security agents to prevent a repeat of similar incident.

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