By Boluwaji Obahopo, Lokoja
Meantime, following the establishment of Amotekun, the Kogi State government has said that it might strengthen its borders to keep avoid infiltration from exterior forces.
Special Adviser to the state Governor on Safety, Commandant Jerry Omodara (Rtd), who spoke on behalf of the government said that the state being at the centre of the nation might experience some infiltration by fleeing criminals from the South West.
Omodara said, “What the South West governors are doing now by way of Amotekun is nothing completely different from having Vigilante teams. Its solely the title that its completely different. Kogi State is effectively going to emulate them by way of establishing its vigilante.
“We’re additionally conscious that Kogi State might experience inflow of individuals, particularly now that Operation Amotekun has taken off. You realise that Kogi is just not solely within the centre of the nation but in addition shares borders with 9 different states.
“What we plan to do is to strengthened our borders to avoid inflow of criminals who could also be running away from these South West states.
“We’re an accountable and responsive government and we’re not going to permit exterior forces destroyed the great work the state governor, Yahaya Bello, has put in place by way of safety.
He has invested heavily on safety and has garnered many awards, including one from the Inspector General of Police; as the Best Governor in Safety. We’ll proceed to save lives and property of our people. There is no cause for alarm.”
Omodara additionally mentioned that the state governor has directed all the 21 local government chairmen to also set up similar vigilante groups at their respective council areas.
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