Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has mentioned, kidnappers, abductors and all types of criminals needs to be handled, fairly than negotiating with them in any approach.
Talking by means of his Commissioner for Data and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo at a Senate Press Corps retreat in Lokoja on Saturday, Bello mentioned it’s an aberration negotiating with criminals, having dedicated unimaginable crimes in opposition to the society.
He revealed that insecurity in Kogi State was at its peak earlier than he took over governance in 2016, with a file of 25 instances of kidnappings per 30 days.
He insisted that negotiating with kidnappers or criminals in any approach offers credence to continuity within the act, including that coping with criminals in proportion to crimes dedicated had labored in Kogi State, therefore, instances of kidnappings have diminished within the State.
He acknowledged: “I can’t negotiate with kidnappers. I can’t negotiate with terrorists, however I take care of them.
“I consider that negotiating with criminals underneath any guise wouldn’t cease the act and I need the federal government in any respect ranges to take a look at dealing ruthlessly with kidnappers and different criminals, if insecurity have to be dropped at the barest minimal. ”
The governor urged criminals to excuse Kogi State from their sphere of operation, stressing that any felony caught within the act inside Kogi State wouldn’t be spared.