By Rotimi Odofin

Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo has applauded security agencies in the state for their efforts in the rescue of 43 bus passengers who were abducted outside Kogi state but rescued from criminal elements by security agencies in the state.

Governor Ododo welcomed the news of the release of the abducted bus passengers in Okehi Local Government Area of the state and called for sustained collaboration between security agencies and local communities to improve intelligence gathering and prevent crime and criminality in all parts of the state.

The Governor commends the caretaker chairman of Okehi Local Government Area, Mr Amoka Eneji, the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Professional Hunters, Ebira Local Hunters Group and other security agencies for their intervention that led to the rescue of the 43 bus passengers who were abducted outside the state.

Governor Ododo also commends the response of security agencies to the robbery incident in the Felele area of Lokoja.

He calls for more urgency in addressing insecurity in any part of the state.

The Governor reassures Kogites that his administration will not relent in deploying maximum resources to ensure that all communities remain unsafe from criminal elements.

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