Omala City Council President urges Bagana residents to return home

The Chairman of the Local Government Council of Omala in Kogi State, Honorable Ibrahim Aboh, has called on the displaced victims of the Bagana crisis to return home as he has put in place the necessary security to ensure their safety.

The chairman gave the assurance when the commission for the resolution of the ongoing Bagana crisis presented its report to him in Lokoja.

The chairman, who praised the committee for their painstaking efforts to provide solutions to the crisis, said he will study the report with the aim of implementing it in the public interest of the people.

He deplored the crisis that has taken its toll on the people and their economic lives, and urged the warring factions to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

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He announced that he will set up a review committee to study the report to provide workable input that will permanently resolve the imbroglio.

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He assured the people that Governor Yahaya Bello is working hard to end the senseless crisis as he had led the creation of the commission.

He said he is confident in the capacity and integrity of the commission’s members and promises to forward the final report to Governor Yahaya Bello for implementation.

He praised the Ata Igala, Matthew Alaji Oguche Akpa and Ojogba of Ife, Boniface Musa for their positive concern in resolving the more than decade-long crisis that has destroyed properties worth millions of Naira and sources of livelihood for the people.

Presenting the report to the Executive Chairman, Hon Ibrahim Aboh, the Committee Chairman, Colonel Suleiman Babanawa, praised Rtd Governor Yahaya Bello and the Chairman, Hon. Ibrahim Aboh for their efforts in resolving the crisis.

He noted that, while coming to the conclusion, the commission adopted a proactive methodology to enable it to look at the historical perspective, legal implications, and natural justice and socio-economic variables to influence the crisis.

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The commission specifically instructed the Onu Omagede, Chief Salifu Anyebe and his counterparts in Ihankpe to immediately move their palaces to their respective domains and recognize the established traditional institution in the order of hierarchy.

It is recalled that the Bagana crisis, which started as farmers and herders, culminated in clan-like clashes that reduced the city to a ghost.

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