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Kogi State government says 30 criminals have been arrested during a joint task force operation code named Operation Lion Roars, which necessitated the imposition of a 2-day full curfew on the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State made up of Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ogori/Magongo, Okehi and Okene LGAs.

“Operation Lion Roars” is a joint task security force which was made up of the Military, Mobile Police office, State Security Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

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Petra Akinti Onyegbule, Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor said in a statement on Saturday that those arrested had fled the District after committing a series of crimes, then decided to come back for another hit but were apprehended by security agents following a tip off, which was made easier by the total lockdown in Kogi Central.

“Governor Yahaya Bello appreciates the cooperation and sacrifice of the good people of Kogi Central Senatorial District, which made Operation Lion Roars a resounding success. To this end, the curfew has been relaxed to be observed from 6 PM to 8 AM daily until further notice.

“The Governor enjoins everyone to go about their legitimate businesses and report suspicious activities to security agencies,” she added.

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