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Kogi Assembly Member, Kilani petitions Governor Bello over alleged terrorism, electoral violence

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Honorable Kilani, the representative of Ijumu in the Kogi State House of Assembly, has petitioned Governor Yahaya Bello over allegations of terrorism and electoral violence made against him. The allegations were made in a letter sent to the State House of Assembly by Governor Bello, in which Hon. Kilani and eight other members were accused of terrorism.

In addition to Hon. Kilani, the other members who were wrongly accused include Bello Hassan (Ajaokuta), Muhammed Lawi Ahmed (Okene 1), Moses Akande (Ogori-Magongo), Aderonke Aro (Yagba West), Daniyan Ranyi (Bassa), Atule Igbunu (Ibaji), Atajachi Musa (Idah), and Muktar Bajeh (Okehi).

The petition has been acknowledged by the Department of State Security, and copies have been sent to several other entities, including the Inspector General of Police, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the High Commissioner- Embassy of the United Kingdom, the Consular General- United States of America Embassy, and the Honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice.

The Kogi State Assembly member has described the allegations as unfounded and ridiculous, and is seeking to clear his name.

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