The Coalition of Igala/Bassa Socio-Cultural Associations has accused a politician in Kogi state of orchestrating violence against the people of Kogi East Senatorial District.
These allegations were made in a letter addressed to the Chief of Naval Staff of the Nigerian Navy, Emmanuel Ogalla, in Abuja on Tuesday.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as “Say No to Bad Governance in Kogi,” “Enough of the Bloodshed in Kogi State,” and “Let Peace Reign.
The Coalition alleged that since the governor ‘s election in 2016, there has been a campaign of harassment, intimidation, and violence against political opponents and persons with divergent political views, particularly those from the Eastern Senatorial District of the state.
They also accused the Governor of using thugs and even military officers to perpetrate violence against the people of the Igala/Bassa Kingdom.
They urged the Nigerian Navy and other relevant authorities to intervene and protect the people of the Igala/Bassa Kingdom from the alleged violence and ethnic cleansing perpetrated during Governor Bello’s administration.