Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello says his administration will continue to strengthen support to security agencies in the course of tackling insecurity in the state.
The governor stated this at the government house, Loyola, when he received families of Late Corporal Lazarus Mamman, a soldier who died in active duty in the state.
Governor Bello reiterated that it was the duty of government to safeguard lives and property of its citizens hence government needed to motivate security personnel who put their lives in harms way to achieve security.
Bello expressed sadness over the demise of the fallen soldier and assured that the state government would cater for the family of the deceased.
Father of the late soldier, Mr Mamman John, from Balanga Local government Area of Gombe state appreciated the Nigeria Army and Kogi state government for the respect accorded his son even in death.
Mr John described his late son as a dedicated soldier who showed much love for the army job.
Commander, Command Army Records, Cheri Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja, General Felix Agugo said the army would not relent in combatting armed banditry, kidnapping and other criminal acts in the state.
While commending the good gestures of Kogi state government towards the families of late Army Corporal Lazarus Mamman, General Agugo disclosed that suspected killers of the soldier had been apprehended.
Corporal Lazarus Mamman was reportedly killed on the 27th February, 2018 by suspected kidnappers during a rescue operation of a kidnap victim in Okene, Kogi state.
The late Corporal left behind his father, aged mother and a pregnant wife.
BY OHIKWO MOHAMMED/LOKOJA