By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi 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.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director General Media and Publicity, Kingsely Fanwo, stated that the Governor thanked Security agencies for their efforts at ridding Kogi Central of criminals and criminalities.
The Governor also expressed appreciation to 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 will be rewarded with better security in the area to enable them pursue their goals.
Security sources told our reporters that the “Operation Lion Roars” is recording unprecedented feat in apprehending criminals in the area.
“The curfew has been extended “indefinitely” to achieve even greater results”.
In a telephone chat with Senior Special Adviser,Commondore Jerry Omodara said that the security personnel have made appreciable progress in their operation in the last twenty hours.
Omodara noted that many criminal elements have been arrested and this will soon be made public.
He however dispelled the rumour making the round that the governor has extended the curfew indefinitely,stressing it was extended by only 24 hours to enable the security agents complete their assignment.
It would be recalled that the Governor had imposed a 24 hour curfew on the District in the wake of soft target assassinations that are believed to be religious-motivated.