Gov. Bello Cracksdown on Kidnappers

The Nigerian Police, Kogi State Command, paraded Suspected kidnappers numbering up to 20 on Sunday, 26th March, 2017 at the State Capital, Lokoja.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, the culprits are mostly suspected kidnappers and robbers.

They were picked up by men of the State Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), from different locations in Kogi state.

Meanwhile, the CP believes that the arrest is just the beginning of the war he is waging against criminals in the state.

“We recovered AK 47 rifles from the suspected kidnappers who were already planning to go and Kidnap innocent travelers – at their hide outs, we were able to intercept them.”

Inalegwu further revealed that a notorious kidnapper who had been on the police’ “wanted list”, was also apprehended in Kogi east.

The operations went further to Lokoja, Ayingba and Okenne areas and the CP stated that significant arrests were made through the support of the public.

According to him, there are still a number of suspects which the Police is following – however, he expressed optimism that they would be in custody in the shortest time possible.

Reacting to the crackdown, The Senior Special Assistant, (SSA), to Kogi State Government, Odaudu Joel Minister, reiterated the commitment of the Governor Yahaya Bello’s led New Direction Government towards the security of lives and properties in the state, to open the state to investors and dissuade the youths from patronising crime.

When reached on telephone, he said “The New Direction Government of His Excellency, Yahaya Bello is most committed to security which is the primary responsibility of any government government”. Adding that “Our achievements so far authenticates the earlier national recognition award of tight security received by Governor Bello, from the Inspector General of Police, on behalf of the good people of Kogi State. The tenor of kidnapping and other forms of criminal activities would no longer find rest in the state”