We’ll continue to demolish criminals’ property in Kogi, Bello vows
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has vowed to continue demolishing houses and other properties traced to any criminal element in the state.
The governor disclosed this yesterday at the flag-off of ‘Exercise Enduring Peace’ by the Nigerian Army in Zariagi and Kabba under Adavi Local Council of the state.
Represented by his Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara (rtd.) at the event Bello maintained that his administration would leave no stone unturned in destroying all criminal hide-outs in Kogi.
He commended the Nigerian Army under the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, for restoring the confidence of Nigerians in the military through recent onslaught on criminals.
According to him, the military onslaught on bandits in the North and other parts of the country is a clear attestation that the military is determined to end insecurity in the country.
He, however, commended the synergy among security agencies in Nigeria, just as he urged them to remain resolute in the fight against criminality in the country.
“My administration will not spare any criminal in Kogi. We will continue to demolish their houses and properties, no matter how connected they are. Kogi is a home of peace and my administration is determined to make Kogites have peace once again,” Bello said.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commander, Army Record, Maj-Gen. Okpe Ali, said the Exercise Enduring Peace is an army level practice designed for the last quarter of the year to checkmate all forms of criminality in the yuletide.