- Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has received the new commissioner of police in the state, Mr Ede Ayuba
- The commissioner's visit comes days after a deadly attack in a community in the state
- The new police boss said he was in the governor's office on a formal introduction and to also thank him for his support to the security agencies
Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Monday, January 6 received the new commissioner of police in the state, Mr Ede Ayuba.
Ayuba's visit comes days after the deadly attack by unknown gunmen in Tawari community, Kogi local government area of the state.
The gunmen had on Thursday, January 2 attacked the community at night, burning buildings, including the palace of the king of the area.
Ayuba was accompanied on the visit to the governor at the Government House Lokoja by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, A. A. Yusuf and Deputy Commissioner of Police Criminal Investigation Department, Dauda Idris Dabbam.
He said he was in the governor's office on a formal introduction and to also thank him for his support to the security agencies in the state particularly the Nigerian Police Force.
He commended Governor Bello for his quick response during the attack on Tawari, noting that the governor’s proactive measures restored normalcy to the area immediately and allayed the people’s fears of further attacks.
While pledging his cooperation to the state government, the commissioner said the police personnel under his command would work hand-in-hand with the government of Kogi to ensure all forms of criminal activities were eliminated from the state.
Governor Bello while responding, thanked the new Commissioner of Police for his commendation and welcomed him to the state.
He restated that protecting the lives and property of the people of the state remained his primary objective and topmost priority as governor.
He assured CP Ayuba that his administration will continue to play its role to ensure that the police command and other security agencies in the state get the needed support from his government in maintaining law and order in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Bello has assured the people of Tawari community that his administration would do everything to stand by them and ensure immediate assistance for the victims of the attack.
The governor gave the assurance when he visited the Ohimege- Igu of Koto Karfe, HRM Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isah Koto, at his palace on Sunday, January 5.
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