Reported by The Nation News
Bothered over the persistent security situation in kogi state,the Ebira peoples Association has called for an immediate overhaul of the various security apparatus in kogi state in order to stem the tide of insecurity in the state.
The President -General of the Association, Musa Abulrahman Adeiza who spoke with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja on the worrying situation said members of the association both home and abroad are seriously concerned about the rampant cases of mindless killings,kidnapping, robberies and other violent crimes that have come to define everyday life in the state.
“We are under siege in kogi central, the situation is so bad that nearly everyone in kogi central now lives in absolute fear, sons and daughters of kogi central who live outside the state are now scared of coming home
” Both federal and State government should make concerted efforts to reinforce and review security measures in terms of material, personnel and modus operandi in order to safeguard lives and properties in kogi central
“Security should be intelligence driven and surveillance should be on 24 hour duty across the land instead of the present situation whereby most hotspots are left unmanned through most hours of the day,” he said.
Adeiza added that for peace to be restored to the state, the Federal Government should urgently complete the moribound Ajaokuta steel company to reduce youth unemployment which is partly responsible for the rising crime.
“The state Government should construct police posts at various dark spots in districts so that criminals will no longer hide there,” he said
He also urged the state government to look into all issues of state civil service screening exercise so as to reduce the frustration arising from their and the non payment of salaries.