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KOGI COMMUNITY CRISIS: Victims decry inability to return home, bury their dead

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Witnesses at the ongoing public hearing on inquiry into Iyano community crisis in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, have called on the state government to do something about the people of Aluaja, whose kinsmen’s bodies were lying in the mortuary because they had no place to bury them.

They also prayed the panel to do the needful and ensure a quick resolution to the crisis, so they could return to their home for the next farming season, having lost two seasons already to the crisis.

Governor Yahaya Bello had inaugurated a 13-man panel of inquiry into the Iyano community crisis, with a mandate to draw recommendations for a lasting solution to the disputes.

It would be recalled that Aluaja clan settlement was razed by arsonists on May 24 last year, which rendered homeless victims of a 50-year land tussle, including fight over fishpond and kinship.

Vanguard, September 14

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