Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has reiterated his determination to ensure that Kogi State is well secured from kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminalities.
This is coming on the heels of recent onslaught of criminalities in the state. The governor said that Kogi will be safe for all, assuring inhabitants of scaled up efforts by his administration to tackle the worrisome situation.
He expressed shock at the rampant rate of kidnapping in the state, and reiterated the readiness of his administration to wage total war against those who are determined to give the state a bad name.
He said he is prepared to wage war against social menace crusaders and ensure adequate security for the people of the state.
“The lives of our people, those who do business here and thousands of motorists who ply our roads daily, are precious to the people and government of Kogi State.
We will do everything within the precinct of law to protect lives and property within our territory.
“There is a need to look into a number of probabilities. Political saboteurs might be stoking the fire of insecurity in the state to discredit the good job we are doing here. My government will take the fight to the criminals. We will take the fight to them because no defence is as effective as attack”.
The governor pledged his continued support to all security agencies in the state, hailing them for their gallantry in bursting crime havens in the state as well as ensuring that victims of kidnap are safely freed.
He called on the people to help give intelligence to security agents in order to help the apprehension of criminals, adding that his administration will involve local communities in ensuring security.
On his part, the governor promised an iron-cast political will against insecurity, saying he will provide logistics and incentives.
to enable security agents succeed in their onerous task of ensuring security in the state.
“Our security agents shall be adequately equipped to fight agents of insecurity. I have visited neighboring states to understudy how they were able to solve their security challenges as well as seek improved collaboration against crime”.