A very strong signal has been sent to criminals in kogi state to either leave the state or be apprehended.
Giving the warning in Lokoja while speaking to Journalists, the State Comptroller of Kogi Vigilante Service, Col.Hassan S.Aliyu(Rtd) stated that the Agency has put adequate arrangements to tackle any influx of criminals to the state.
Col.Aliyu reiterated his commitment to work round the clock and assist other security Agencies to unravel all the criminals in ensuring that their
activities in the state are nip in the bud especially Armed Robbery, kidnappers, burglary breakers and other social vices in order to make Kogi state a crime free state.
Col.Aliyu revealed that one of the advantage of Vigilante Service enjoy over other security Agencies in the state is the ability to go deep into rural areas where other security forces may find it difficult to penetrate where most of the criminal activities are prevalent.
Speaking on the activities of Vigilante Service in recent times,the Comptroller revealed that no day that Vigilante will not arrest one or two criminals across the twenty one local government areas and hand them over to Nigeria Police for prosecution adding that anywhere criminals are hiding he would go after them,arrest and hand them over to the Nigeria police.
According to him,Vigilante Service has recorded major break through in carrying out its statutory functions citing cases of arresting of some criminals that were impersonating as men of Nigeria Army and handed them over to the Nigeria Police for prosecution.
Col.Aliyu commended the efforts of the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in making security of lives and property in the state his main priority.
According to him,the effective assistance, motivation and encouragement of the state governor to Vigilante Service has gone a long way in improving efficiency and morale of men and officers of the Vigilante Service.