Operation Lion Roars Arrest 30 Suspected Criminals in Kogi

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Yahaya Bello
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Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja

Following the successful operation of “Operation Lion Roars” where over 30 criminals have been arrested by the security agents on Kogi central while State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has extended the curfew imposed on Kogi Central Senatorial District till further notice to consolidate on the security gains recorded so far.

“Operation Lion Roars” is a joint task security force comprises the Military, Mobile Police office, State Security Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp.

The operation which started last Thursday affected all the five local government councils comprises Okene, Okehi, Adavi, Ajaokuta and Ogori/Magongo all in Kogi central.

THISDAY on Friday reliably gathered that more arrest had been made by the security.

“The curfew has been extended “indefinitely” to achieve even greater results,” the Governor confirmed.

The source also disclosed that between Thursday and Friday, no fewer than 30 criminals comprising of suspected Kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminals terrorising the area had been arrested.

The source said that those arrested fled after committing crime some time ago but decided to come back but were apprehended by the security agents following a tip off.

THISDAY also gathered that weapons such as AK 47, locally made guns, swords, charms and different kind of handsets were recovered from the suspect.

Meanwhile, the state government has extended the 24 hours curfew till further notice to consolidate on the security gains recorded so far.

This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Director General on Media and Publicity to the governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo.

According to the press statement, the Governor thanked Security agencies for their efforts at ridding Kogi Central of criminals and criminalities.

He also thanked the citizens for cooperating with his administration to ensure a safer and better Kogi State.

Bello assured the people of the District that their sacrifices would be rewarded with better security in the area to enable them pursue their goals.

  • AyoJon

    While I’m not in support of a life of crime, Bello should be ashamed of himself for creating those monsters

  • Bello has started his witch hunting. Which lion is roaring? He is simply in the process of witch hunting his perceived enemies to intimidate them to submission. The purpose is to prepare his ground for his second term. He has forgotten that he got there by mere luck and not by electoral votes. He is underperforming in a great deal and he will not be able to withstand the massive votes of the entire igala and Yoruba Okun in Kogi State. How many months of salaries has he owed the civil servants in the state despite of the share he got for the State from the Paris club refunded money given to all States by the Federal Government. He knows that he may not possibly win a second term and the only tool he has is to intimidate his political opponents. He will never survive the onslaught against him no matter how he tries.