Kogi State Government has attributed the rising wave of armed robbery and kidnapping in the state to criminal elements that just infiltrated the state.
Mr Kingsley Fanwo, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Information and Communication Strategy, made this known in a statement in Lokoja on Sunday.
“The few flashes of attacks witnessed some weeks ago were traced to criminals who entered the state to foment trouble.
“We have tightened the noose on them and it will be difficult for them to disturb the peace of the state anymore, ’’ Fanwo said.
The special adviser was, however, not specific about measures being put in place to curtail the crimes which had been on the increase since the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.
He assured residents and commuters travelling for holidays through the state of their safety, saying that measures had been put in place to ensure their security.
“The state government will not soft-pedal in its decision to ensure security of lives and property,’’ Fanwo said.