Reacting to the alarming rate of crime in Kogi state, its government has assured the people that it would take appropriate measures to put an end to it.
In a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information and Communication, recent attacks occurred in Gegu and Obajana areas. The Governor, Yahaya Bello, has directed the State Security Adviser to coordinate security operations not only to apprehend the criminals who perpetrated the acts but to ensure that the flashpoints are well covered to guarantee the safety of lives and property across the State.
“The Government of Kogi State will stop at nothing to retain its ratings as the second most committed to security, as the lives of our citizens and those of travellers within our territories are important to us. The government will not shirk the responsibility of protecting people within the Kogi State territory.
“As a Government, we are not prepared to negotiate with any criminal. We will dismantle their gathering storm with the Operation Total Freedom that has the capacity to ensure we retain the confidence of our people in the area of securing them and their property.
“The situation doesn’t call for the red button as it is firmly under control. The Governor will remain resolutely committed to his iron-cast security approach,” the statement read.
The governor added that the people and travellers within Kogi territories should go about their lawful businesses without fear as the crime-flash has been doused.