The Kogi State Government has denied media reports that Fulani herdsmen, as is true to their nature, over the weekend killed 10 indigenous farmers in the state.
The Kogi State Security Adviser, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd) made the denial while speaking to newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital, yesterday, December 11.
Omodara informed that the report of the killing of 10 farmers by Fulani herdsmen was false and misleading. He advised newsmen to do proper investigation before filling in reports.
He however disclosed that there was a minor clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen which resulted in the death of only one person and not 10 as was reported.
Recall that a number of media houses last week had indicated that up to 10 farmers were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Ejigba, Yagba East Local Government Area following an attack.
The Security Adviser maintained that the Kogi State Government was committed to securing lives and property and would ensure a harmonious relationship between the farmers and herdsmen to ensure peaceful coexistence in the state.