Kogi Records Zero Case Of Robbery, Kidnapping In Last 60 Days
Kogi Government in collaboration with various security agencies had recorded tremendous success in checking criminal activities in November and December 2017.
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, who stated this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, said state’s crime statistics covering the affected months indicated that the state recorded no single case of armed robbery or kidnapping in the months under review.
According to him, an attempt to snatch a vehicle from a citizen sometime this week was however frustrated by a combined team of security agents keeping the peace in the state.
“In Kogi State today we have done tremendous work as far as security is concerned.
“In the months of November, December and this January, there has not been any single case of armed robbery, kidnapping even mere stealing.“One attempt was made, as I speak the DSS in collaboration with Army and Police have apprehended a particular gang that attempted to snatch a vehicle from a citizen.“The security operatives are collaborating with us, we are spending a lot on security.“So collaboration between the security agencies and understanding by the people, they are giving us a lot of information and we are treating them with utmost secrecy and we are working harmoniously together,’’ he said.
The governor announced that the Fulanis in Kogi were equally collaborating and assisting the security organisations in apprehending criminal elements within and beyond their enclaves.
“So we are living very harmoniously with the Fulani herdsmen, farmers and the citizens.
“Travellers are safe day and night because anywhere you go you see security operatives and we have even vigilantes, hunters that are equally assisting us in our farms and so many other deserted areas.So, Kogi is very safe.’’