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Keana Local Government Council Vows to Prosecute Killers of Farmers in Nasarawa

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Killers of farmers in Nasarawa to be prosecuted - Keana LG Council vows

In a bid to bring justice to the victims and prevent future crimes, the Keana Local Government Council in Nasarawa State has taken a firm stand against the recent killings of farmers in the area. The council, under the leadership of Chairman Sanusi Abdul Giza, has pledged to prosecute the perpetrators responsible for the heinous acts.

During an emergency meeting with security personnel, traditional rulers, and other key stakeholders, Chairman Giza reiterated the council’s commitment to ensuring that those behind the attacks are brought to justice. The meeting, which took place at the palace of Osokadarko, addressed the alarming trend of violence against farmers in the region.

Giza strongly condemned the killings, describing them as unfortunate, unacceptable, and intolerable. He emphasized that his administration would leave no stone unturned in the quest to apprehend and prosecute the culprits. The chairman also highlighted the pressing need to address the security challenges facing the area and called for unity among all ethnic groups.

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Expressing sympathy for the affected families, Giza urged residents to refrain from taking matters into their own hands and to trust in the government’s efforts to restore peace and security. He warned against being swayed by individuals seeking to sow discord and emphasized the importance of maintaining harmony among all communities in the locality.

“As a local government, in collaboration with security agencies, we are actively working to identify and apprehend those responsible for these senseless acts,” stated the council boss.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Universal Basic Education and Political, James Ali Manza, and Ibrahim Bido also voiced their concern over the recent violence, assuring the public that the state government would not tolerate any actions that could jeopardize unity and stability.

In his address, the paramount ruler of Kadarko, Osokadarko Mallam Usman Kakunu Dodo, refuted claims made by a specific ethnic group regarding land disputes. He clarified that the land in question, which had been lying unused and had become a hotspot for criminal activities, was allocated to farmers from various ethnic backgrounds following due process and approval from both the chiefdom and Keana LGA.

The resolve of the Keana Local Government Council to seek justice for the slain farmers and uphold peace in the region has been met with widespread support from the community. Residents have expressed their appreciation for the council’s proactive stance and have called for swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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As the investigation into the killings continues, the council remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all residents in Keana and beyond. With a united front against crime and violence, the council aims to send a clear message that such acts will not be tolerated, and those responsible will face the full force of the law.

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