Kogi State government has warned hoodlums that all constitutional efforts will be geared towards protecting shop owners in the state.
In a statement issued on Sunday, state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo read the riot act warning that any violation of law and order will be met with superior resistance by law enforcement agencies.
He urged residents to go about their normal businesses as Kogi state remains safe.
He warned hoodlums to stay away from attacking people’s property in the state.
He commended residents for being orderly during the final distribution of COVID-19 palliative to vulnerable women and youths in Lokoja.
“The Kogi state government has expressed deep appreciation to the people of the state who turned out at the state warehouse to share the remaining palliatives that were reserved for women and youth groups after government had distributed the bulk of the palliatives to all the 21 local government areas.
“Report at our disposal showed that local government authorities ensured the palliatives reached the masses and helped in ameliorating the hardship visited on our nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We urge our people to continue to stand tall in public conduct as government will always put their welfare on the front burners,” he said.