Kogi State government yesterday said it would launch a new security outfit code named ‘Operation Total Freedom’ in its efforts to address security challenges bedeviling the state.
Special Adviser to the governor on Security Matters, Mr. Jerry Omodara, disclosed this in Lokoja at a stakeholders meeting on security.
He said the inauguration of the new security outfit which would be part of activities marking the state’s 25th anniversary, would also witness the donation of over 200 patrol vehicles to security agencies in the state to enable them tackle crime.
According to him, the initiative was put in place by government to address the challenges of kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities witnessed in the state in recent times.
On his part, the state commissioner of police, Mr Ibrahim Chafe, said additional area commands would be created in the state from the existing four.