Gov. Ododo inaugurates Quick Response Squad to tackle insecurity in Kogi


By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja

Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo of Kogi has launched a security initiative code named, “Metropolitan Quick Response Squad”, to tame and quell upsurge in emerging criminal activities in Lokoja and major towns of the state.

A statement signed by Ismaila Isah, Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, said the security initiative was organized in partnership with the Rapid Response Squad of the Nigeria Police and the Joint Task Force of Security Agencies in the state.

Flagging off the Squad at Government House, Lokoja; Governor Ododo restated the commitment of his administration to deal decisively with criminals in the state.

The Governor noted that the safety and security of lives and property of the people of Kogi state remained a top priority for his administration.

He stressed that no stone would be left unturned in his government’s determination to ensure that the people of the state sleep with their two eyes closed.

“Today, we are flagging off the Metropolitan Quick Response (MQR) to advance our efforts in the safety and security of lives and property in Lokoja Metropolis and beyond.

“The flag off of the Metropolitan Quick Response operation is part of the evolving security measures to ensure we have a safe environment and to build on the solid foundation of our security architecture in the state.

“As a government, we are resolute in our determination to flush out criminal elements in every nook and cranny of Kogi State.

“Nothing will be spared to guarantee safety and security in every inch of the state and Kogi state will remain unsafe for criminal elements where ever they may be”, Governor Ododo assured.

The Governor commended the gallantry and dedication of all security agencies in the state for their sacrifices in the line of duty, adding that the state government would continue to appreciate their efforts in keeping the state safe.

Ododo called on citizens of the state to be vigilant and proactive by providing credible and timely information to security agencies in the state to nip criminal activities in the bud.

The Governor promised to continue to prioritize technological enablers to enhance capabilities in intelligence gathering to combat emerging security threats to the state.