Security Arrests in Okehi Not Politically Motivated – Danga

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The Senior Special Assistant I, in charge of Okehi Local Government Area, Hon. Maleek Abdurahim Danga, has corrected the erroneous feelings in some quarters that the on-going operation by the police special anti-crime squad in which several people in parts of Ihima have been arrested and taken for interrogation is politically motivated.

Hon. Danga made the clarification when a delegation of people from Oboroke in Ihima paid him a visit over the arrest of several people by the police special squad.

Speaking, the LGA boss explained that the on-going police operation in the area and other parts of Kogi central is not peculiar to the state, adding that the exercise is part of measures by the police hierarchy to check the disturbing rise in crime, such as assassinations, bombing and kidnapping.

Speaking further, the SSA who regretted that Kogi central has entered the list of areas blacklisted by the security agents because of its notoriety in criminal activities, stated that the recent raids were based on information available to the security agents.

He then advised the people not to desert their homes because of the police operations; instead, added, they should volunteer useful information that would assist the security agents rid the area of criminals.

Hon. Danga used the occasion to praise the Governor, Capt. Idris Wada for his efforts and commitment in ensuring adequate security, peace and development in the state.

The SSA who also commended the police over the on-going exercise, expressed hope that the exercise would restore peace to the area and the state.

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