Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has claimed that some criminal elements have decided to test the will of his administration by ‘crawling’ out of their hiding places to carry out dastardly acts against the good people of the state and Nigeria.
The Governor while reaffirming his administration’s resolve to make Kogi State safe for residents, transits and investors noted that it is the intention of the criminal elements to keep Kogites in perpetual state of fear by orchestrating fresh moves to unleash a reign of terror.
According to a statement issued through his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, the Governor said he is aware that, “the financiers and backers of criminals are still out there, erroneously thinking they are far away from our reach.”
“Whoever they are, wherever they may be, we shall go after them and bring them to justice. We know it is the intention of these criminal elements to keep Kogites in a perpetual state of fear by orchestrating fresh moves to unleash a reign of terror, however, their plots will be overwhelmingly resisted, as neither crime nor a reign of terror will be tolerated in Kogi State.”
The Governor urged law-abiding citizens and residents in the state to remain calm, go about their legitimate businesses and report all suspicious activities to security agencies to carry out necessary investigations and address them appropriately.