“The Inhabitants have confidence in us, every intelligence they provided is treated with utmost confidence as there are several occasions that issues of security challenges are treated at the local government levels that I don’t get to know about”.
This was the submission of the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello saying there is good synergy with all existing security agencies in the state and that it has worked well for the state where no reason visiting Abuja for a solution to insecurity in the state.
The Governor, who was a guest at channel’s Television Sunrise Daily’, a programmed Monitored by Urban Express-News said stakeholders in the state collaborate with security agencies to analyse intelligence with the understanding of forestalling breakdown of law and order.
He said, “The Nigeria Police that is in the country today are the same in Kogi State. The Army in the country is the same in Kogi State. All the law enforcement agencies we have in the country today are exactly what I have in Kogi State.
“We are corroborating, the commissioner of police, my director (of) DSS, my Army commander, my naval commander, civil defence commander, we are corroborating and they are relating very well with the citizens, they connected to the people and leadership at all levels are doing their best starting from the community leaders, ward leaders, the local government chairmen and leaders, youth leaders, market leaders, farmers and what have you. We are corroborating very well.
“So, when they provide such information, we act on it, we don’t pay lip service, we don’t pass buck, we don’t visit Abuja for solutions at all times. I don’t think there is any day I have ever visited Abuja for any solution. What I do is to sit down here (Kogi) and do my job.”
Of late, there have been rising security challenges in parts of the country, especially in the South-West region over the activities of some herdsmen who have been accused of sundry crimes such as kidnapping, rape, killing, amongst others. Bandits have also recently launched renewed attacks in the northern part of the country.
Some governors of the affected states including Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Abubakar Bello of Niger State, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, among others, have visited the Aso Villa in Abuja and held separate meetings with the President