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Bello warns criminals, killer herders in Kogi

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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has warned that his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements, saying that bad eggs among herdsmen should be isolated and dealt with severely.

He declared this during the North Central Nigeria Police Regional Security Summit held at Ta’al Conference Centre, Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday.

Aim of the summit themed ‘Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in the North Central Zone/FCT’ was to strategise on overcoming insecurity through community policing.

Bello said with the cooperation of security agencies, traditional rulers and citizens, the state dealt with insecurity, which was commonplace before his administration, and became one of the safest states in the country.

Criminals who have refused to turn a new leaf should not be negotiated with, he maintained, while assuring the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the governors would stand with him in the fight against criminal elements in the society.

Other governors that attended the security summit include Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Samuel Ortom (Benue).

Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elders in the state have called for the immediate expulsion of former Governor Ibrahim Idris and his son, Abubakar.

The alleged that the duo engaged in anti-party activities.

Requesting that the ex-governor should be barred from attending the Board of Trustees (BOT) and National Executive Council (NEC) meetings on behalf of the state chapter of the party, the elders insisted that he had been part of parleys and clandestine agenda contrary to the tenets of the party.

“Till now, the former governor’s son, Abubakar Idris, is still in the court challenging the outcome of the PDP primaries held in September 2019, praying the court to declare him winner of the process,” the stated.

A statement signed by Alhaji Ibrahim Dansofo, noted, “No member of the party has benefited from the PDP than former Governor Ibrahim Idris. Unfortunately, he is the one fighting the same party that made him a governor for nine years.”


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