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EndSARS: Bello reads riot act to hoodlums



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As invasion of warehouses continue unabated across the States of the federation by hoodlums, Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has warned hoodlums to stay away from attacking people’s property in Kogi State.

Bello said attempt by hoodlums on citizens’ property would be resisted with dire consequences.

The State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo disclosed government’s position in a statement on Sunday after distributing COVID-19 palliatives to vulnerable women and youths in Lokoja.

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Tension has been looming in Lokoja over planned to loot warehouses where COVID-19 food items are stocked by hoodlums, but in a statement, Kogi of Government appreciated those who turned out at the State Warehouse to share the remaining palliatives that were reserved for women and youth groups after Government had distributed the bulk of the palliatives to all the 21 Local Government Areas.

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The statement reads: “Report at our disposal showed that Local Government authorities ensured the palliatives reached the masses and helped in ameliorating the hardship visited on our nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We urge our people to continue to stand tall in public conduct as Government will always put their welfare on the front burners.

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“The Government of Kogi State also wishes to sound a note of warning to miscreants that all constitutional efforts will be geared towards protecting shop owners in the state as any violation of law and order will be met with superior resistance by Law Enforcement Agencies.

“Our people should go about their normal businesses as Kogi State remains safe.”


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