Kogi State Security Adviser, Commander Jerry Omodara (retired) says the State needs more funding in terms of security for the Federal Government to win the war against criminality.
Commander Omodara stated this while speaking with Newsmen in Lokoja.
The State Security Adviser maintained that as a gateway from North to South of the country, Kogi State needs more money to fight banditry, drug trafficking and kidnapping.
According to him, the State shares Boundaries with many States, saying “As you pursue criminals from criminals from Edo, Delta, Ekiti, Ondo, Kwara, Nasarawa, Benue and other states, they come to Kogi and our State need to be safe for the Federal Capital Territory to be safe”.
Commander Omodara said the State needs more than 10,000 Police men, saying the recent establishment of 2 squadrons of Mobile Police in Kogi West and Central will enhance security in the state.
He said criminals do not know their targets by political party, religion or ethnic background, stressing that the people need to assist security agents with information for efficient war against criminality.
The State Security Adviser pointed out that the recent review of the state security architecture has yielded positive results as there have been no report of kidnapping during the time under review.
He restated the commitment of the Administration of Governor Yahaya Bello not to negotiate with criminals, adding that some arrests have been made while investigation is ongoing.
He noted that any House found used by criminals or built with proceeds of crimes will be demolished.