Insecurity: Gov Bello Blows Hot, Vows to Deal with Kidnappers in Kogi

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has promised to protect the lives and properties of the people of the state, saying the government will no longer tolerate the insurgents wreaking havoc on the state.

Reacting to the rising spate of insurgency by bandits and kidnappers in the state, the governor said “enough is enough”, adding that “the time for action against the terrorists and other criminals in the state is now”.


The governor who made this known when he received in audience the three APC senatorial district flagbearers for the February election in Lugard’s House Lokoja, maintained that this is not the time to continue with motions on the floor of the National Assembly, but the time for action against insurgents, kidnappers and other forms of criminality in the country.


Governor Bello said “I will do everything humanly possible to protect the life and property of the citizens of Kogi State.”

The three APC senatorial district candidates were led on the visit by the senator representing Kogi East senatorial district, Senator Jubril Isah Echocho, alongside Karimi Sunday Steve and Engr Abubakar Sadiq Ohere, came to pay a solidarity visit to the governor over the recent security breach that occurred in Ajaokuta.


Governor Bello assured Kogi residents that more will be done to bring an end to crimes and criminalities that has resurfaced in some parts of the state, especially Ajaokuta LGA.


Mr Bello said there have been several motions and resolutions in the last seven years that have yielded no fruitful results, lamenting that Nigerians have continued to suffer, killed and deprived of their daily needs.


The governor regretted that farmers can no longer have rest of mind let alone go to their farms. He assured that such unhealthy situation will never be allowed to continue, saying whatever is humanly possible, his administration would do so as not to allow insurgents from within or outside the country be allowed to operate in the State.


Bello promised to recover all for his people. He pointed out that you can’t deprive the people of their rights to legitimately carry out businesses without fear of insecurity.

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