Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has warned criminal elements and their cohorts to relocate from the state or face the full wrath of the law.
Bello who spoke yesterday against the backdrop of incessant kidnaps and other criminal activities, said there is no hiding place for criminals in the state.
The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and four units of Mobile Police Force, MPF and Crack Squad of Anti- Terrorism were received in Government House, Lokoja, by the governor who promised to make welfare and logistics affordable and accessible to them to achieve results.
The governor while receiving the four units of mobile policemen and 32 special anti-robbery squad and a helicopter deployed by the Inspector General of police, Mr Solomon Arase to rid the state of the high rate of crimes said, “The state government is ever ready to give all the necessary support to the security agents in the state to assist in tackling the menace of kidnapping”. He noted that these criminal activities had given Kogi State a bad image.
“In my inauguration speech I vowed to have a state where citizens will sleep with their two eyes closed, where people will do their legitimate business without hindrance, where travellers will pass through the state without any harassment or molestation by any criminal.
“But in recent time the increase in crime wave is worrisome and as a result of that, I cried to the President of this country and the Inspector General of Police and today we are receiving four units of mobile policemen from the IG of police including special anti robbery squard and a helicopter.