Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello says he will not negotiate with bandits as his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements in the state.
The warning was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Onogwu, during the North Central/Nigeria Police Regional Security Summit held at Ta’al Conference Centre in Lafia, Nasarawa state on Wednesday.
The summit according to the statement was to deliberate and strategize on how to overcome insecurity through community policing. The theme of the summit was: “Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in the North-Central Zone/FCT”.
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The governor stressed that with the cooperation of the security agencies, traditional rulers and citizens of the state, the state dealt with insecurity which was common place before his administration and has become one of the safest states in Nigeria today.
Bello said his government will deal ruthlessly with those who want to cause unrest, adding that they have never discriminated against group in the country.