He said, “We are in possession of credible intelligence reports that some political elements are out to foment trouble during and after the general elections; this administration will not allow insecurity to be smuggled into Kogi through the boot of politics.”

Earlier, Baba had described Bello as a dogged crime fighter who had made the state unsafe for criminals. “I’ve never heard him crying that he doesn’t have control of security in his state. That is because he is able to synergise and cooperate with all the security agencies as well as lead from the front. Security is everybody’s business. When you have a leader who is leading from the front, others will follow. That is what is happening in Kogi,” the IG said.