The Kogi State Government claims that it is working nonstop to free the 3 children who were taken hostage on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, by unidentified gunmen.

This was revealed in a statement given to journalists on Saturday by Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications.

Fanwo gave the residents of Kogi the assurance that the current administration would continue to be vigilant in defending people and property, and that the government would continue to cooperate with security agencies to maintain the state’s reputation as the safest in the nation.


He emphasised that the measure was taken to ensure that criminals had nowhere to hide in Kogi State, but he nonetheless reiterated the ban on nose masks, brothels, and shantytowns.


The statement reads in part, “In as much as we activate dynamism in our security architecture and strategy, we recognise the fact that some cowards will sometimes try to undermine our efforts. What we have always done in such circumstances is to go after the criminals, apprehend them and bring them to justice.

”Immediately the unfortunate report was brought to the attention of the state government, our administration has spread our security net in working with the conventional security agencies and local vigilante groups to ensure the abducted children are rescued alive and the cowards who abducted them brought to book.


“We urge the people of Ajaokuta and indeed, Kogi State, in general, to go about their normal businesses as we have put in place, stringent security measures to ensure the safety of all. The government will spare no resource to ensure our cherished children are rescued alive and unhurt”.

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