As Nigerians keep on mounting pressure on the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to declare his interest in leading the next administration as the president, the people have been guaranteed again of the vigorous security design they will undoubtedly enjoy under the administration of Bello as the president of the country.
A socio-political group, Bello Ambassadors Network, which is right now the fastest growing political group in Nigeria gave the assurance recently in a press statement.
BAN whose membership hit 2million as of late said it believes in governor Bello as a no-nonsense man and one who gives no excuse for insecurity and has a premium incentive for lives and properties.
The rise of Bello as the governor of Kogi State cleared the way for the rebuilding peace in the state. Also, today, the confluence state known for banditry and thuggery has turned into the most tranquil state across the north-central locale in Nigeria.
This has been confirmed by Kogites and very many personalities who have visited Kogi recently.
However pundits have consistently attempted to place the state in a terrible light for pariahs, the people who have visited like Babajide Otitoju Controller, Current and Public Affairs on TVC have affirmed that governor Bello is a security symbol.
At the point when Otitoju left Kogi, he spread the word about it that what he found in the stats are astounding. He affirmed the quick development of the state and the pool of peace enjoyed by the people of the state.
Counting on these attestations, BAN has asked Nigerians to be confident of the replication of the security in Kogi to Nigeria at large.
The body said if the governor could fix Kogi with a few techniques it utilized, it would likewise reestablish peace to Nigeria.
The frightful condition of Kogi State before Bello took over was obvious in the abducting cases recorded between the time of January to June 2016 where around 167 kidnapping cases were recorded in the Central Senatorial District, 42 in the Eastern Senatorial District, and 39 in the Western Senatorial District.
Psychological warfare ate profoundly into the textures of the state as it even housed the feared Boko Haram organization. It was accounted for that phones which filled in as industrial facilities for assembling IEDs by the Boko Haram terrorists were found in several parts of the state somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2012.
Security offices were not saved as quantities of police headquarters were assaulted somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2015 while the Department of State Security Service (DSS) office in Lokoja saw an assault on September 25, 2015, that left three people dead and kept speculated terrorists liberated.
Another shocking story was the point at which a Deeper Life Bible Church, Okene, went under assault on June 8, 2012, where 19 worshipers were killed. The city of Okene and its environs saw a few intrusions by outlaws inside that period that left numerous dead and properties worth gigantic of cash trucked away.
It’s on record that somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2015, a sum of 16 bank burglaries including a few banks across the state occurred. The bank burglary cases as featured by Onogwu Muhammad, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor in a statement include; First Bank Kabba – November 19, 2011, First Bank Aiyetoro Gbede – December 19, 2011; First Bank Ankpa – April 25, 2012; First Bank Ajaokuta – September 27, 2013; Unity Bank – April 25, 2012; First Bank and Mainstreet Banks Kabba which were ransacked simultaneously on October 1, 2014.
Likewise, it was accounted for that Union Bank Egume was assaulted on August 10, 2014; United Bank of Africa (UBA) Odo-Ere, December 18, 2014, and Akwengwu Microfinance Bank Adavi – November 27, 2015.
Kogi state deeply inhaled trust when governor Bello came into office on February 27, 2016.
As a man who values lives and properties and a no-nonsense man for auditory, Bello wadded in with vital security arrangement and execution.
The governors strategically connected all partners, including the youth from the council level up to the state, the traditional rulers, security organizations, and specialists in delineating the liberation of the state from the bondage of scoundrels which had kept citizens in dread of even their shadows.
Bello-led administration quickly settled the Kogi Vigilante Service (KVS), which enrolled and prepared more than 6,000 agents over the most recent four years.
In investigating every possibility to bring individuals the peace they merit, immense expenditures went into the transformation of state security engineering. Some of them incorporate the buy, support, and powering of more than 160 vehicles accommodated security organizations and working of a Forward Operation Base (FOB) for the Nigerian Army in Okene, which the CPS said burned through over N270 million.
The Brobdingnagian measure of asset additionally went into the supportability of the nearby security agents as N58million was reserved for Kogi Vigilantes; installment of about N50million month to month remittances. A whistleblowing strategy with a prize of N500,000 for people with solid data on crimes was likewise started.
Governor Bello started to win the conflict against insecurity in the state when security agents were mounted in every one of the little hiding spots of the state. This prompted the annihilation of ‘Darusallam,’ a fear bunch working on the Kogi-Nasarawa line, who was devastated when their camp was perilously obliterated by the Nigerian Military as of late in a weapon fight that went on for quite some time.
As verified by the CPS, the tactical tasks which were driven by the Nigerian Army from the 177 Battalion, Lokoja, and neighborhood vigilantes inside the state, financed by the Kogi State government, brought about the salvage of more than 100 seized casualties and the capture of 180 criminals working inside the lethal camp.
The ‘Darusallam’ dread group who met their waterloo soon after the coming of Yahaya Bello, was said to have been the pack behind abducting, and crimes being completed along Abuja – Lokoja expressway for a very long time without obstacle.
Governor Bello, not yielding, went the additional mile to utilize mechanical gadgets when The Vigiscope (Vgs) Operation was conveyed to obliterate the spoonful criminal components left. It was said that the organization accomplices with a privately owned business (Vigiscope Limited) towards insight assembling and partaking in a joint effort with standard security offices.
On January 3, 2020, a critical meeting with heads of higher organizations was called by the governor where he gave a final offer that institution heads who couldn’t deal with cult exercises on their campuses within a given time ought to leave.
The aftereffect of the meeting with expanded interior security, more than 14 cultists were seized while completing their illegal exercises at various parts of the state between January eighth to February twentieth, 2020. While more than 200 individuals denounce their membership of various confraternities at the Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba on Friday, 28th of February, 2020.
Sometime this year, the state did the introduction of the 441 constabulary officials picked from the 21 local governments in the state for local area policing. The officials which were prepared at the Police Training College Ilorin are helping the police altogether rounding of criminal components up the State.
The Yahaya Bello’s impact likewise prompted the capturing of 10 kidnappers by Hunters Group of Nigeria (HGN) and the protection of 19 seized casualties in Kogi State 2 days prior.
Yahaya Bello who is being attacked daily by propagandists who spread fake stresses against the governor is seen by many learned Nigerians as the best candidate capable of giving Nigeria the needed security for peace and development.