Po­lice beef up se­cu­rity in Kogi

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Lokoja

The Kogi State Po­lice Com­mand has beefed up se­cu­rity in Lokoja and other parts of the state.

Our cor­re­spon­dent who went round Lokoja me­trop­o­lis ob­served se­cu­rity pres­ence at strate­gic lo­ca­tions.

Daily Trust fur­ther ob­served that the po­lice mounted a stop and search point along Ay­ingba road, where ve­hi­cles mov­ing through the state to the north­ern part of the coun­try from the South-east re­gion are thor­oughly searched.

Also, pres­ence of se­cu­rity per­son­nel was heavy on the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja ex­press­way with mil­i­tary check points at strate­gic lo­ca­tions.

A po­lice of­fi­cer who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity said the stop and search was nec­es­sary in view of se­cu­rity chal­lenges con­fronting the na­tion and also to en­sure a hitch free Easter cel­e­bra­tion.

Res­i­dents who spoke on the de­vel­op­ment com­mended po­lice for the se­cu­rity mea­sure, say­ing it would help to check­mate armed rob­bery and other se­cu­rity chal­lenges.

PHOTO MACJOHN AKANDE

A child fish­ing at Eku River at Luda-Lafiya Bassa Com­mu­nity in Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil of the FCT yes­ter­day.

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