‘No Cause for Alarm’: Kogi Debunks Security Warning

Governor Yahaya Bello

The Kogi state government has debunked a warning on insecurity in some parts of the state.

According to NAN, a notice has been circulating asking people to avoid some parts of the state because they are “very dangerous”.


“Kogi state is hot for now. For those visiting Kogi state to see family and friends, please avoid these areas: Jimgbe, Elete, Emoro, Geregu down to Ajaokuta,” the notice reads.


“Also, avoid Obajana old road. Even if you are stuck in traffic due to the new bridge construction, please avoid the old road, it’s very dangerous.”


Speaking with journalists, Jerry Omodara, security adviser (SA) to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, said the caution is a false alarm.


“As things are in terms of security, there is no such thing happening in Kogi. It’s all falsehood,” he said.


“Trust us, we will not give anyone the chance to torment the people of Kogi as it used to be in the past. As it is, there is no cause for alarm as long as Kogi state is concerned.


“This is because criminals coming into the state are quickly harvested. We are harvesting them even with those who ran to other states, as we ensure we go after them and bring them back to face prosecution.


“All we expect from the public is timely information and the security agencies will do their job.”


The security adviser said while criminality cannot be completely eliminated in any society, the security architecture put in place by the Kogi government is nipping incidents in the bud.


“If we have one or two security challenges, be sure we have nipped 6 or 7 or 8 in the bud,” he said.


“We all know what the security situation in Kogi was and what we are having now.


“The government of governor Bello has been able to bring sanity in Kogi, where the people are very free, doing their legitimate businesses without any fear of harassment.


“Therefore, rather than escalating falsehood on social media, it’s better you channel information, whenever you discover any security challenge or breach, to the security operatives for prompt action.


“Till the last day of Yahaya Bello in office as governor, and even to the next government, we will continue to fight insecurity in Kogi for the good of our people.”

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