Gov Bago: ‘This administration will give zero tolerance to illicit drugs and other forms of criminality’
Niger State Governor Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, has donated 20 operational vehicles to security agencies to fight criminal elements in Minna metropolis.
Governor Umaru Bago, who inaugurated the vehicles at the Government House Minna, the state capital, expressed concern over the security challenges faced in the state capital and said he was optimistic that the vehicles would help curb the menace.
The governor directed the Commissioner of Police (CP), Niger State Command, Ogundele Ayodeji, to make effective use of the vehicles to address insecurity within Minna.
“I am giving you a marching order from this point to go after the hoodlums and bring them to book”, he directed.
He also ordered that anybody that is found selling drugs, his building would be confiscated and demolished.
“This is intended to flush out the hoodlums and criminal elements within the metropolis in particular and the state as a whole and again we have realized that a lot of drug trafficking and drug-related issues are happening in Minna and therefore anybody that is warehousing drug dealers or Catel in his premises is at his own risk”, he warned.
He emphasized that his administration will give zero tolerance to illicit drugs and other forms of criminality.
CP Ogundele Ayodeji who commended the Governor for providing the operational vehicles to aid their work in ensuring the safety of lives and property of the citizenry, assured that the people of the state will breathe a sigh of relief as his men and other sister agencies will swing into action immediately.
Governor Umaru Bago made a symbolic presentation of the keys to the commissioner of police for onward distribution to other sister agencies.
Out of the 20 operational vehicles branded “Operation Flush”, 12 were given to the Nigeria Police, while State Security Service (SSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), got 2 each.
Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Hunters Group, and Anti-Drug Committee (ADC) received one each.