Kogi State Governor Idris Wada has assured that those behind the massacre of innocent worshippers in Okene recently will not escape justice, as the government will employ all instruments at its disposal to bring them to book.
Governor Wada, who gave the assurance, yesterday, at the Government House Lokoja while speaking with newsmen, said the perpetrators of the heinous crime must be prosecuted.
He added that he would ensure that there was no form of manoeuvring and said that the justice department in the state would monitor the prosecution of the culprits.
The governor wondered how blood-thirsty individuals could enter a place of worship to attack unarmed and innocent people without a just cause.
He appealed for calm, stressing that there was no alternative to peace.
Wada also disclosed that his transformation agenda for the state was on course in spite the lean resources of the state, pointing out efforts were being made by his administration to boost the internally generated revenue of the state.
Meanwhile, men of the state police command have recovered six AK-47 rifles and 11 loaded magazines in Oboroke, in Okehi Local Government Area of the state.
The weapons which were kept in a red Honda car by some unknown individuals were discovered on Saturday evening.
The paramount ruler of the area, Alhaji Ahmed Ogido, was said to have intimated the police, when the matter was brought to his knowledge.
One of the active players in Okehi politics, and special adviser to Governor Idris Wada, Mr. Abubakar Adagu Suberu, opened up on his recent arrest by the men of the state police command.
Suberu, who is a former chairman of Okehi Local Government Area and is currently being held by the police, said he had nothing to do with the recent killings in the central axis of Kogi State.
In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Lokoja yesterday, counsel to the former chairman, Barrister Liman Salihu explained that his client was arrested by the men of the state police command, following a petition by some public officials from the local government.
He pointed out that the said petition bordered on some criminal allegations which were unconnected with the massacre of worshippers at the Deeper Life Bible Church, as well as killing of two soldiers in Okene.
He added that the said allegations were currently being investigated by the police, with a view to ascertaining the truth, insisting that his client had nothing to do with the Okene massacre.
Salihu therefore enjoined the media to cross check this fact before the police authorities, saying it was wrong to link the arrest of his client with Okene incidents, as doing so would amount to misrepresentation of facts.