Kogi is tension soaked as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has deployed over 1, 000 personnel to maintain peace in the State, as the Supreme Court delivers judgment on the legitimacy of Governor Yahaya Bello’s mandate, Post-Nigeria gathered.
Most commercial drivers plying the Lokoja-Okene route, were on Tuesday, September 20, asked to restrict their movement, pending the decision of the Supreme Court.
Commandant of the Corps in the State, Everestus Obiyo, who stated this at a press briefing in Lokoja on Monday, said the efforts was to avert possible breakdown of law and order after the court judgment.
Obiyo, stressed that the command would not hesitate to deal decisively with any individual or group that disturbed public peace after the verdict.
According to him, peace remains the hallmark of any meaningful development, urging the people of the state to remain calm and display sense of maturity during and after the judgment.