Kogi Govt unveils security initiative tagged ‘Quick Response Team” 

In it’s bid to provide adequate security in the state, Kogi State Government has launched a security initiative tagged ‘Quick Response Team” to address criminal threats.

Unveiling the squad on Wednesday in Lokoja, Governor Usman Ododo explained that the squad was aimed at taming the upsurge in emerging criminal activities in Lokoja metropolis and major towns in Kogi.s

He said the operation would be conducted in partnership with the Rapid Response Squad of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the joint task force of security agencies in the state.

“This gesture is a demonstration of the commitment of my administration to deal decisively with criminals in the state.

“This is because the safety and security of lives and property of the people of Kogi remains a top priority for this administration.

“Therefore, nothing will be spared to ensure that the people of the state sleep with their two eyes closed.

“Today, we are flagging off the Metropolitan Quick Response (MQR) to advance our efforts in the safety and security of lives and property in Lokoja metropolis and beyond,” he said.

Pix- Cov Ododo at the launch

According to him, the unveiling of the metropolitan quick response operation is part of the evolving security measures to ensure we have a safe environment and to build on the solid foundation of our security architecture in the state.

The governor said: ”As a government, we are resolute in our determination to flush out criminal elements in every nooks and crannies of Kogi”.

He added: “Nothing will be spared to guarantee safety and security in the state. Kogi State will remain unsafe for criminal elements whereever they may be.”

He commended the gallantry and dedication of all security agencies in the state for their sacrifices in the line of duty, adding that the state government would continue to appreciate their efforts in keeping the state safe.

Ododo called on residents of the state to be proactive, remain vigilant and to provide credible and timely information to security agencies in the state.

The governor promised to continue to prioritize technological enablers to enhance capabilities in intelligence gathering to combat emerging security threats in the state.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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