The Kogi State Government under the leadership of Yahaya Bello has closed over five broth€ls and shant!es in Lokoja and other parts of the state.
“Nazil Ochu” Director General of Land and Urban Development, led the operation which began on Tuesday, August 30. He advised operators of the illegal businesses across the state to switch to legitimate businesses in order to avoid being arrested and prosecuted.
Ochu said the new operation was the implementation of the pronouncement made by the state governor, “Yahaya Bello”, that all broth€ls and shant!es should be shut down to curb criminal activities in the state.
He warned that any broth€l shutdown and still reopened by the operators will be completely demolished to by the state government serve as a deterrent to others law breakers.
He further said that those who claimed that there was no prior notice giving to them before shutting down are economical with the truth, assuring that the exercise is continuous till the target result is achieved.
In his remarks, the chairman of the Lokoja local government, “Dan-Asabe Mohammed”, described the new exercise as a welcome development and tasked residents of the state to abide the law and stick to the directives of the state government to do away with illegal businesses in the state.
He pointed out that the closure of the central broth€l in Lokoja will end incessant security breaches in the state capital, adding that the broth€ls have been a source of hideout for hoodlums and cultists, assuring that the state government will not relent in its effort to provide adequate security of life and protect the properties of its citizens.