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Kogi Govt. opens up on herdsmen attack at motor park


Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor

The Kogi State Government has debunked the allegation of an attack by herdsmen at Big Joe motor park in Lokoja on Tuesday.

A statement by the Director General of Media and Publicity to Kogi Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, described the news as ”rumour peddlers who are on a mission to create panic and tension in the State”.

There were reports with pictures on social media that there was an attack by some herdsmen at the park.

“Our attention has been drawn to some gory pictures on social media platforms, purporting that some herdsmen attacked a popular motor park in Lokoja and killed all passengers found there.

“We wish to allay the fears of commuters and residents of the State that nothing like that ever happened as all motor parks in the state are safe and peaceful. Our security operatives are also ensuring security of lives and property in the state,” he said.

Meanwhile, a visit by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) to the Big Joe motor park at Felele in Lokoja, showed that normal activities were going on at the park.

A food hawker at the park, who identified herself as Esther Nathaniel, said she was hearing the rumour for the first time.

”It is not true, nothing like that happened in this park. I sell drinks and water here always, and nothing like that ever happened here,” she said.

A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Abdul Sule, also said that nothing of such occurred there.

”You can see for yourself; if something like that happened here, you will never see anybody here at the moment. It is a big lie,” Sule told


  1. thank God it’s a cooked up story but I guess the security personnel’s should take severe measure BC behind every nonsense there is always a sense

  2. Information like this should be verified though before they enter the media to avoid crisis and choas

  3. Comment: this has become very terrible issue to Nigeria, let federal government decide what to do about the security matter,if not Nigeria in danger

  4. Comment: nawa o, Nigeria which way forward? but on the other hand, APC government cannot be trusted with statements emanating from them o.

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