Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has appealed to the Nigerian army to ensure that insecurity soon becomes a thing of the past.
Bello made the appeal during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) wellness centre in Abuja, on Monday.
In recent times, Nigeria has witnessed a spate of kidnappings, killings, and arson in different parts of the country.
Speaking on the development, the Kogi governor urged the Nigerian army to deal decisively with those who have taken up arms against the state.
He commended the armed forces for the “good works” done so far, and urged them to finish up so they can go back to their families.
“There are a lot of conflicts that are going on today and I know that Nigerian armed forces are not weak armed forces. The Nigerian armed forces are strong, capable, and able,” the governor was quoted to have said by NAN.
“Please end this thing now. Help to resolve this problem, and deal decisively with the criminals who take up arms against the state.
“Let our men in uniform be safe and secure, finish the job and return to their wives and children.
“I want to sincerely appreciate the good works that you have started so far, and we will continue to support you and give you all the necessary encouragement.”
The governor commended NAOWA for the initiative to establish the wellness centre, and said the centre will cater to the welfare of the personnel as well as civilians.
On his part, Buba Marwa, chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said the agency will partner NOAWA to ensure speedy completion of the project.