GOV BELLO – The Chairman of Bunu Hunters and also head of the vigilante group in Suku community in Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe and his son, Sunday Oshe have been murdered by unknown gunmen in the early hours on Tuesday.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that some armed men invaded the Oshe residence around 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
It was further said that they (gunmen) broke into the house and shot Caleb Oshe and his son to death before escaping from the scene.
One of his daughters, Kemi Shola Caleb, who was in the house when the gunmen invaded the house disclosed that they were asking for money and they even held them hostage and packed things from their shop.
She said they used both machete and gun on her father, however, it was the sound of the gunshot that woke people up and on getting to the scene they met him, (Caleb Oshe) and the son in a pool of blood.
Meanwhile, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has condemned the killing of the Chairman of Bunu Hunters, Caleb Oshe and his son, Sunday Oshe by some unknown gunmen saying security agencies have been charged to ensure those behind the murders were apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.
In a statement issued on Tuesday through his Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, GOV BELLO said it is “unacceptable to his Government and the people of Kogi State”.
He urged for restraints as security agencies have been deployed to ensure the arrest of the gunmen.
“As the Governor of the State, the security of lives and property is what I have sworn to protect. It is therefore unacceptable to
us as a people for anyone to murder our citizens. Every life is important to us and we will stop at nothing to unravel the masterminds of the heinous crime.
“Our administration has placed premium attention on security and it is therefore unfortunate that we still have flashes of such act.
“It is too early to attribute the killings to anyone and no one should take laws into his or her hands. The late Caleb Osho was not only the head of the Vigilante Group in Suku, but also the person responsible for logging activities in the community.
“Given the centrality of Suku Community to the politics and economy of the area, we have no choice than to allow security agencies to launch a full-scale investigation into the circumstances leading to the crime. We will support them to achieve success.
“I directed the State Security Adviser to mobilize security agencies to the place which had been done. Our people must be safe from the pangs of Anti-Social criminals who will surely lose the battle against our well-woven security architecture.
“I commiserate with the family of late Mr Oshe and the entire Suku community for the irreparable loss. All I can assure you at this moment is that we will ensure justice is done and that we will spread our security dragnet to avert this kind of security issue”.
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