Kidnapping: Bello, AIG read Riot Act

THE Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has restated his administration’s resolve to continue to partner with the police and other security agencies in combating kidnapping and other crimes in the state.

Governor Bello gave the assurance when the new Assistant Inspector-General of Police for Zone 8, comprising Kogi, Kwara and Ekiti states, Tijani Baba, paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Lokoja on Saturday.

According to Governor Bello, “the state government will not relent in its commmitment to tackle the problem of insecurity in the state. We will derive maximum benefits hosting the AIG, with the other states under the zone. My government will assist the zone to deliver on its services.”

Bello expressed delight that the crime rate in the state had reduced.

“Happy to inform you that my administration had purchased over two hundred Police Patrol Vehicles to assist in combating crimes which by the grace of God would be lunched on the 27th of this month as part of the activities to mark the twenty-five years of creation of the state” the governor disclosed.