The Kogi State government has raised the alarm that some security personnel were colluding with criminals to terrorise the state.
The special adviser to the state governor on security, Jerry Omodara, said this at the Kogi East senatorial district stakeholders’ meeting on security, held at the palace of the Attah Igala, Dr Michael Idakwo, in Idah, Idah Local Government Area of the state.
He warned that any security agent found collaborating with criminals in the state would be shown the way out of service and prosecuted.
He expressed worries over the rate of criminal activities in the state, adding that government was ready to take decisive action against the perpetrators of such act.
He said that the eastern part of the state had the highest rate of criminal activities, including kidnapping and cultism.
According to him, security was paramount to the “New direction” agenda of Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration, as it was poised to bring local and foreign investors to the state.
Bello, who was represented by his special adviser on Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Abubakar Ohere, said without adequate security, he might not be able to deliver on his promises.
The governor also presented a blueprint for the development of the eastern senatorial district of the state, adding that the contractors handling road projects in the area had been remobilised .
He, therefore, solicited the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders to reduce the level of insecurity in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, charged traditional rulers in the state to always preach peace in their respective domains.
The Attah Igala said that because of the relevance of the traditional institution in local security, information should be given to them to assist security agents.