Kogi governor vows to clamp down on criminals


Kogi State Governor, Usman Ododo, has vowed to flush out all criminal elements in the state.

Ododo was speaking on Friday during the passing out parade of 132 rank and files of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Kogi State Command.

The governor, who was represented by the State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara, noted that since his administration came on board, there has been a fight back by criminals.

He said, “Security is a work in progress. Now that there is a new government in Kogi State, we have begun to realise that there is a fight back by criminals. We have a solid foundation as far as security is concerned in Kogi State.

“That is the reason we quickly reviewed again the security architecture of the state and every loopholes we needed to block. We are already sniffing them out. We have issues of almost three kidnapped cases simultaneously along Obajana Kabba road.

“That almost gave us another bad name. I can assure you today that the state has tackled them very well.”

He urged all criminal elements to take a bow and relocate from Kogi State.

Continuing, the governor said, “They should repent or leave Kogi State. We also want the people of Kogi State that has been doing it before to renew their strength. They know that when they give us information, the people that are involved in this criminal activities don’t get to know. Give us information and security agencies will get to the root of it and tackle insecurities. We are again very determined.”

He, however, commended the NSCDC in their role in protecting lives and properties in the Country, tasking them to do more for the unity of Nigeria as a nation.

Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant of NSCDC in Kogi, State Paul Igwebuike, commended the corps’ Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, for revamping and rejigging NSCDC

He charged the newly recruited officers to serve their father land with total sincerity to the nation.