The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has disclosed that Kogi remains the most secure state in Nigeria in spite of the current attack that killed a commissioner and the kidnapping of a Local Government Area in the north-central state.
“I will reiterate that Kogi State is the safest state in Nigeria today. It doesn’t mean that there are no pockets of issues that we are grappling with.
“Like I always say, they will come in their numbers, but they will never return back, especially the criminals. Yes, there are some notorious spots in the state,” Bello said.
Meanwhile, the Governor, in another statement released by Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, stated that his government is working hard to free Mr Pius Kolawole, the kidnapped Chairman of Yagba West Local Governments Area of the state.
The statement read, “We wish to report, with every sense of sobriety, the unfortunate attack by some gunmen on a Commissioner in the Kogi Pension Commission, Late Solomon Adebayo and also the Chairman of Yagba West LGA, Pius Kolawole, on their way back to the state from Kwara.
“We can confirm authoritatively that the unfortunate incident happened shortly after Eruku, Ekiti Local Government, Kwara. Adebayo died as a result of gun wounds sustained from the sad incident.
“The whereabouts of the Chairman of Yagba West LGA is still unknown, but security agencies in both Kwara and Kogi, as well as local security services are working hard to ensure the safe return of the chairman.”