The Elders Advisory Council (EAC), Kogi Central, has hailed Governor Yahaya Bello for takin bold steps to stamp out crimes in the zone.
In a statement signed by EAC’s Chairman, Alh. Idris King, the council lauded the state government’s initiative in launching the ‘Operation Lion Roars’ which necessitated the imposition of 48hrs curfew on the people of Kogi central senatorial districts.
The EAC expressed its happiness on the move by the state government, saying the development would flush out all the criminal elements threatening the peace and unity of the Ebiraland and Kogi state at large
Alh. Idris King expressed the council’s happiness and excitement with the administration of Governor Bello and the joint task security force, which was made up of the Army, mobile Policemen, State Security Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, for taking the bold step.
He said the ‘Operation Lion Roars’ would help in stamping out crimes like kidnapping, armed robbery and soft target assassination in the central.
“We are impressed as it conformed to the highest standards of joint task security force and civil engagements and due respect for the human rights of the people, as soldiers only hunted and fished out these criminals from their hideouts.
“We have no doubt that this decision by the governor Yahaya Bello led state government is not only germane but has become imperative in the Kogi central Senatorial district, because we are losing too many precious lives to these heartless groups tormenting our peace.
“Therefore, we perceive the second phase of the exercise should come up in no distance time as the continuation of the efforts at cleansing our besieged and assailed communities by ridding them of criminal gangs. We wholeheartedly support this initiative of the state government, as we pledge our total and unadulterated support as well as cooperation to the success of this mission,” he said.