The Bureau of Land and Urban Development has embarked on the shutting down of brothels and shanties in Lokoja, the state capital in compliance with the directive by the state government that all brothels in the state be shut down.
The Director General Bureau of Land and Urban Development, Nazil Ochi, who led his team to shut down central brothels in Lokoja today, August 31 advised operators of the illegal businesses in the state to switch to another legitimate businesses in order to avoid being arrested.
He said that the exercise is the implementation of pronouncement made by the state governor, Yahaya Bello, that all brothels and shanties should be closed down to curb criminal’s activities in the state.
He warned that any brothel shutdown and reopened by the operators will be demolished to serve as deterrent to others.
This was even as the chairman of Lokoja local government, Dan-Asabe Mohammed, described the exercise as a welcome development and charged residents of the state to respect the law and heed the directives of the state government to do away with illegal businesses in the state.
He pointed out that the closure of central brothel in Lokoja will end incessant security breach in the state capital, adding that the brothels have been a source of hideout for hoodlums and cultists, assuring that government will not relent in its effort to provide adequate security of life and property to the citizens of the state.