Kogi: Ododo vows to sustain tempo of fight against insecurity 

The Kogi state governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has vowed to sustain the fight against all threats to the security of lives and property in the state. 

A statement Sunday by his special adviser on media, Ismaila Isah, quoted the governor as saying this at a media parley in Lokoja  at the end of a closed-door meeting with chairmen of the 21 local government areas in the state.

The meeting was to deliberate on measures to mitigate threats to the security of lives and property in all parts of the state. 

Governor Ododo noted that existing security architecture in the state has yielded tremendous success in the fight against violent crimes and must be sustained to ensure peace and stability.

Ododo said: “Given the successes recorded by the immediate past administration of my predecessor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, in taming the menace of insecurity in the state, we must continue to accord top priority to the security of lives and property of the people. 

“We cannot afford to drop from the height we have attained in securing the lives and property of our people as a result of desperate attempts by a few unpatriotic elements who may want to undermine our collective resolve to keep our state safe and secure.”

The statement described security of lives and property as the number one priority of government and added that his administration will leave no stone unturned to protect the lives and property of the people of the state.

“I have restated my commitment to the local government chairmen that security remains my first priority and we must be prepared to do whatever it takes to secure every inch of Kogi state and this is not negotiable,” the governor said.