The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu has reiterated his commitment towards ensuring peaceful coexistence among members of various communities in the state through a converted cooperation and commitment to measures that would entrench harmonious relationships across the state.
Inalegwu, who made the commitment public at a stakeholders meeting held in Dekina, the headquarters of Dekina Local Government Area, said his command would not tolerate anything that would hamper security of lives and property across the state.
The meeting had in attendance traditional rulers, leaders of Fulani community in the area, youths groups, community and religious leaders, vigilante group, representative of Security agencies, the local government administrator and other members of the administrative team, among others.
The Police Chief, who appealed to both herdsmen and members of the community to live in peace with one another, urges them not to take the law into their hands as doing that would jeopardize any shred of hope for peaceful resolution of issues.
He stressed that the present administration in Kogi State is working hand in had with the Police to ensure peace across the state and called on the present administration in Dekina Local Government Area to assist them in entrenching the peace.
On the tension between herdsmen and members of some communities in the Local Government, the commissioner called for patience as they are doing everything within their powers to find amicable resolution on the matter.
Speaking, other people and groups present at the meeting thanked Mr. Inalegwu for his show of interest in the security of lives and property, and pledged to work together to ensure peace and harmony in the LGA.