Gov. Bello Demolishes Four Kidnappers’ Dens In Okene

Yahaya-Bello-Governor-Kogi-StateThe Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has demolished buildings used by suspected kidnappers, terrorist and armed robbers in perpetrating their crime, in Okene central Senatorial district of the state.

Governor Bello, who was accompanied to the area by the Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, and other security agencies in the state, has so far pulled down four structures, with a vow from the governor to implement the anti-kidnapping robbery and terrorism law in the state.

Recently, the central senatorial district witnessed a lot of criminality ranging from cultism, armed robbery and kidnapping.

Meanwhile, it was all celebration and jubilation by the large crowed of the people from that area who came watching as the building of the notorious kidnap Kingpin Tijanni Bakare situated at Oyunkoko ward in Okene LGA area, was pulled down by the bulldozer.

The building which was discovered to have his five cars, a tortoise, black dog, and a shrine in it was were kidnap victims were said to be paid.

Then enforcement team and the Governor also demolished the notorious Ahlui-Sunnah Mosque in Inike, Okene lga, which was reportedly hijacked in 2015 by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group and has been serving as operational base for their nefarious activities.

The last building demolished was at Adavi local government area, owned by 75-years old Aishetu Mohammed, who started crying as soon as the team arrived, her son was said to keep arms and ammunition ina  part of the house which was later discovered.

The government through the administrator of the local Government while demolishing the building, promised to build a four bedroom flat for her.

2,500 People Benefit From Free Medical Outreach In Kogi

medical outreach in kogiAbout 2,500 people  of Zariagi/Kabba junction in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State have benefited from a free medical outreach.

At the outreach, medical personnel attended to them on various heath challenges.

The free medical outreach, which was  jointly organised by National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) and Centre for Health Education, Economics Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS) is expected to last four days in Adavi and Lokoja Local Government Areas of the state.

In his opening remarks on Monday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Dr. Stephen Olorunfemi, addressed the people on what the programme was all about and how it would go a long way in assisting the less privilege in the area.

The Team Leader, Mr Peter Shakari, who spoke to reporters, noted that the free medical outreach would afford the people of the area the opportunity to know their HIV/AIDS status, sugar and blood pressure level

The Representative of the Kogi State Agency for Control of Aids (KOSACA), Mrs Zainab Lawal, also told reporters that the programme was aimed at detecting people who have just been infected with diseases.

The programme will continue in Adankolo in Lokoja Local Government Area of the State.

Police Uncover Illegal Cement Factory In Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command has uncovered illegal cement factory at Zango area of Ogaminana in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi state where the product of Dangote Cement are being re bagged.

The factory which was located at a new site was used to repackage adulterated cement from Obajana Cement Factory and sold to unsuspecting members of the public.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Musa Katsina, who led the operation, told newsmen that the illegal factory was uncovered by his intelligence unit of the command.

The site was littered with cement and empty sacks of cement ready to be packaged and sold.

A vehicle belonging to Julius Berger was also impounded at the site. The vehicle is alleged to have been used to supply white sand, an ingredient used in mixing cement.

While briefing pressmen at the site of the illegal factory, Katsina said three suspects have been arrested and that preliminary investigations revealed that the product was usually adulterated with some other substandard material and repackaged into Dangote branded bags and thereafter dispatched to the market through the same trucks that brought them to site.

He therefore called on the members of the public to be extra vigilant in the product they buy, adding the adulterated cement was responsible for cases of collapsed structures which have claimed lives of innocent people in the country.

JTF uncovers bomb factory in Kogi

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kogi state has once again discovered another factory in a mountain cave at Esomi village on the Okene-ogori/Mangogo road, used by suspected boko haram members for making explosive devices.

The state director of the State Security Service (SSS), Mr Mike Fubara, who confirmed the discovery while speaking with Channels Television off camera in Lokoja, the state capital, stated that the joint patrol team found the factory while working on an intelligence report.

He explained that though no arrest was made in the operation, with the assistance of an air-force helicopter, the team was able to go into the hide out on the mountain which took them about three hours to climb.

Among the items recovered are gas cylinder, 44 grenades of different sizes, one double-barrel gun, one iron cramp, two iron cutters, 1.5kva generator, and gun powder.

A similar discovery was made in Adavi local government area of the state, early in the month.