The people of Kogi State have been asked to come together to rededicate themselves and put their trust in the State Security system that has earned Kogi State rave commendations as one of the best in the area of security.
Kogi State Information and Communication Commissioner, Hon Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this while reacting against the latest security onslaught on the State and the Kogi people.
He described the recent surge in the rate of crimes and criminality in the State as unfortunate and sad.
He commiserated with the families that “lost their loved ones and breadwinners to the cowards in the garbs of criminals. They won’t lose their lives in vain.”
“The State Government wishes to also allay the fears of travellers on our roads. Our style is not different from the global standards which stipulate that security strategies do not become a public product. But we are doing everything a responsible Government should do to ensure security of lives and property of the people.”
He sympathized with the armed forces for the personnel lost to the men of the underworld, and started that the losses won’t bend government’s resolve to make Kogi State a hard place for criminals to perpetrate their heinous crimes.
He cautioned that “It is no time for anyone to spread rumours and trade blames or release travel directories that could drive fears into our people. The administration under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello will change the narrative in a couple of days.”
He assured that high level security plans and strategies have been put in place to reappraise the situation and devise new security architecture to address the ugly trend.
“Our security agents have the capacity to stamp the pockets of criminal activities out of the state. We are winning the war. ”
He urged all Kogites to support government’s efforts, plans and security agencies in order to reestablish its capacity to ensure security across the State.
He concluded by assuring the people, “Government is with you. Our roads are safe as security personnel have been deployed to handle the emerging threats and for effective intelligence gathering to ensure our people are safe while travelling on our roads.”