The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has ordered the immediate shutdown of all brothels harboring criminals.
Governor Bello also prohibited the use of face masks in public for identification purposes.
Gov Yahaya Bello announced the decision on Tuesday in the Glass House, Luguard House in Lokoja, Kogi State, during a vital strategic security meeting with the First Class traditional rulers, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, and the 21 Local Government Chairmen.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the State Security Adviser also attended the meeting.
The Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for various terrorist acts in Kogi State since the beginning of the year.
In recent months, there has been a high level of insecurity in Kogi, where bandits and kidnappers have been operating. However, the state is not known for ISWAP attacks, as the sect operates primarily in the North East.
Jihad Analytics, a consultant that processes data on global and cyber jihad, recently reported that Nigeria has the largest number of Islamic State strikes (IS).
According to the research, half of the assaults claimed by IS since the start of 2022 occurred in Africa, while ISWAP, an IS affiliate, is currently more active in Nigeria.
According to data from Jihad Analytics, Nigeria has registered 162 IS actions since January 2022, while Iraq has had 120.
“For the first time in the history of the terrorist organisation, Iraq is no longer the country in which #IS claims the biggest number of operations: #ISWAP is now more active in Nigeria,” the report stated.
Abubakar Shekau, the late head of Boko Haram, declared allegiance to IS in 2015; IS fighters executed him six years later.
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