Following night attacks on innocent persons by yet to be identified hoodlums, leading to loss of lives and injuries to several others, Kogi state House of Assembly has urged the state government to as as a matter of urgency, reactivate all the streetlights in Lokoja metropolis.
Ruling on the motion, of urgent public importance sponsored by the member representing Okehi constituency, Murktar Bajeh on the need for the state government to re activate the Streetlights in the state capital, Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Honourable Mathew Kolawole, said the level of night attacks on innocent citizens has become worrisome needing urgent government and security agencies interventions.
Hon Kolawale also disclosed that activities of cultists and armed robbers has led to the death of about 3 persons with several others injured.
The Speaker who said that the need for the lighting up of Lokoja the state can not be over emphasized, directed the house committee on works and housing to liase with the ministry of works and housing to ensure proper functioning of the streetlights
Mover of the motion Hon. Muktar Baje, said the areas where the streetlights are faulty usually cast darkness thereby harbouring criminals who take advantage of the darkness to disposes people of their valuables.
He cited Government House road linking the Federal Medical Centre to IBB road, Lokoja as well as several streets across the state capital.
Seconding the motion, the member representing Ankpa two constituency, Alfa Momoh-Rabiu said a lot of abnormalities happen around the areas the streetlights were bad as such there was need to get them fixed.