Kogi to Review State Vigilante Service Law, Incorporate Local Hunters to Enhance Security Architecture

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Kogi state government says it is reviewing the law establishing the State Vigilante Service to incorporate local hunters recently recruited across the twenty one local government areas.

The Special Adviser on Security to Kogi State Governor, retired Navy Commander Jerry Omodara stated this in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja while commenting on the 25th anniversary of democracy in Nigeria.

According to Omodara, the move is to further enhance the security architecture of the state and boost the fight against criminality and safeguard lives and property.

He explained that expanding the law became imperative in view of the state’s multi-faceted approach in addressing security challenges across the state.

While reiterating that democracy remains the best form of government to empower the people, the Security Adviser reiterated the commitment of the Governor Usman Ododo-led administration in rooting criminal elements out of the state and making it uninhabitable for trouble makers.

According to Omodara, Kogi is synergizing with neighbouring states so as to intensify collaboration in tackling interstate crime.

Omodara disclosed that plans are on to procure vehicles for security agencies in the State, in addition to those given to local hunters recently.

He, however, expressed regret over the death of two students of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) Osara kidnapped alongside their colleagues, saying the heat given to the perpetrators showed that the state is not a safe haven for criminals.

Commander Omodara expressed confidence in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ability to promote democratic principles.

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