Outgoing Kogi State Police Commissioner, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, said the command lost 19 officers from January to August while fighting armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals.
He disclosed this in Lokoja yesterday during the official commissioning of the renovated Block ‘F’ barracks for operatives of ‘A’ Division.
Ogunjemilusi, who said he is leaving the state with pride, noted that when he assumed duty about six months ago, the state was bedeviled with kidnapping, armed robbery, Fulani herdsmen attacks and other social vices.
He added that with the cooperation of other security agencies such as the army, navy, Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps, NCDC, the command was able to stem the upsurge of vices in the state.
“Today, I am proud to say that no person is being held by kidnappers anywhere in the state. Our efforts have paid off,” he said.
Stressing that his vision was to make the state safe for all to live in, the outgoing CP said through his personal efforts he was able to renovate the state police headquarters with the sum of N15 million. “I did it with my personal efforts and donor agencies, not a single amount was gotten from either the federal or state government.”
While commissioning the renovated barracks which the commissioner said he used the police technical hands to build, Governor Idris Wada disclosed that he spent N17 million to give the ‘notorious’ Block F a facelift.
The governor enjoined the occupants of the renovated barrack to always effect repairs on minor damages.

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