Security: Bello promises to protect givers of intelligence information on criminals

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Thursday pledged adequate protection for individuals in the state that give vital intelligence information about criminals to security agencies.

Bello gave the pledge at the eighth-day Fidau prayers in memory of Hajia Hajarah Momoh, the late mother of the state’s Accountant-General, Momoh.

“I wish to assure residents of Kogi that my administration continue to protect individuals, who give vital intelligence information to the security agencies about the of criminal in their domain.

“This is because this government has no room for criminality and criminals and has strongly to squarely deal with such unwanted elements.

“The achievements and peace recorded his administration were due to the fact that the state was peaceful.

“There be no meaningful development where is no peace.

“My administration continue to the safety and well-being of the of Kogi and their genuine sources of livelihoods.

“As good of the state, I implore you to continue to live in peace and don’t relent in sharing credible intelligence information with security agencies.

“We owe our peace and, therefore, we require your unflinching support as residents in helping us in our fight to eradicate crimes in this state, ” the governor stated.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bello, however, condoled with Momoh’s and described Hajia Hajarah as a virtuous, God fearing woman.

The governor urged the children and other loved ones to take solace in God.(NAN)