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Kogi Extends Curfew To Central District Indefinitely



KOGI STATE Governor, Yahaya Bello has extended the curfew imposed on Kogi State Central Senatorial District till further notice, saying it’s done to consolidate on the security gains recorded so far. In a statement signed by the Director General on Media and Publicity, Office of the Governor of Kogi State, Kingsley Olorunfemi Fanwo, and made available to journalists in Lokoja on Friday, governor Bello thanked Security agencies for their efforts at ridding Kogi Central of criminals and criminalities. The Governor also commended the citizens for cooperating with his administration to ensure a safer and better Kogi State; assuring the people of the District that their sacrifices will be rewarded with better security in the area to enable them pursue their goals. It could be recalled that the Governor had imposed a 24 hour curfew on the District in the wake of ongoing soft target assassinations that are believed to be religious-motivated. Security sources said that the “Operation Lion Roars” is recording unprecedented feat in apprehending criminals in the area, adding that the curfew has been extended “indefinitely” to achieve even greater results.