The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has vowed that the current onslaught on criminal elements in the State, will be sustained, until they are crushed completely,
The Governor gave the reassurance on Friday, while speaking to Journalists at the Eid ground in Agasa, Okene Local Government Area of the State.
According to the Governor, he will lead Security Agents in the coming days, to smoke out criminals from their hideouts.
Governor Bello stated that his administration would not rest on its oars, until all criminal elements operating along the Lokoja-Abuja highway, as well as Okene-Lokoja highway, are crushed and eliminated.
His words: “The bandits are spilling into the State, especially on Abuja-Lokoja highway, carrying out attacks on commuters recently.
“We are not going to fold our hands and watch, neither thinking of negotiating with any criminal gangs; we know what to do, and they are aware of what we can do.
“In the days ahead, I will lead Security Agents into their hideouts and smoke them out.
“The Federal and State Governments have lofty empowerment programmes for different categories of persons to engage themselves meaningfully. Those who want to engage in illicit endeavours such as armed robbery, kidnapping, and banditry, will be crushed.”