22 September 2020 by Olusegun A. Oyenibi
Kogi State Government has reiterated its commitment to the smooth take off of Community Policing in the State.
The State Security Adviser, Retired Commander Jerry Omodara stated this in an interview in Lokoja.
Omodara said the State Government is partnering with relevant Security agencies as well as stakeholders towards recruiting credible people into the scheme.
He said the State accords high priority to security issues and would not politicise it at the detriment of the lives of citizens hence the thorough screening of the intended persons to be recruited into the scheme.
He debunked insinuations from certain quarters of bias in the exercise stressing that it was carried out in line with laid down rules and regulations.
On the recent military actions carried out along Narasawa/Kogi borders, Commander Omodara disclosed that over five hundred indigenes mostly women and children who were rescued and already profiled would soon be repatriated to thier various communities.
The SSA said Security agencies in the State are constantly reviewing thier strategies to maintain the current stability in the State and reduce the activities of criminals to the barest minimum.