Gov Bello Vows to Free Kogi State From Resurgence of Kidnapping

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Amid rising cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in the state, Kogi State Government has vowed to lead a coordinated fight to chase kidnappers and other criminals out of the state.

The state Commissioner for information and communication strategy, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday.

Fanwo, who spoke shortly after the state executive council meeting, said the Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration has devised new strategies to flush out the perpetrators and their collaborators.

He said that the Special Adviser to the state governor on security, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd) will coordinate the implementation of the new strategies.

He also said that Omodara had been directed to ensure the successful implementation of the new plans.

The commissioner did not disclose the details of the new security plans but said that the people would soon heave a sigh of relief from the activities of kidnappers and armed robbers.

According to him, Gov. Yahaya Bello who presided over the meeting, described the present crime situation in the state as unacceptable.

“The governor said that he is determined to ensure that the state is safe and secure for all, including people travelling through the state,” Fanwo said.

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