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Ekiti, Kwara LGAs hold joint security meeting

Posted by on August 3, 2022 0

Some chairmen of the local government areas in Ekiti State have promised to intensify efforts at curtailing killings and kidnappings in the state.

The Chairmen of Moba, Ilejemeje, and Ero councils of the state with their counterpart in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State made this commitment after a joint security meeting held in Otun-Ekiti headquarters of Moba Local Government.

The meeting offered the opportunity to map out strategies to combat cross-border banditry between the two states.

Speaking after the meeting, the Chairman of Ero Local Council Development Area of Ekiti, Hon. Akin Alebiosu, said the security alert raised over alleged infiltration of some forests in the Southwest and North-Central regions of the country spurred the meeting.

Alebiosu said though the alarm was still in the realm of conjecture, he added that the four councils that shared borders with Kwara won’t treat such life-threatening panic with disdain.

The Council boss stated that they have decided to work together by rallying local hunters and Amotekun corps to patrol the borders to ward off bandits, who have been banking on the porosity of the area to commit crimes.

Alebiosu said: “This meeting was aimed at improving the security situation and how best to strengthen our security architecture in the current fight against kidnapping, killing, and herders-farmers clashes.

“It had been observed that anyone kidnapped in Ekiti was being freed in far away Kwara and those kidnapped in Kwara were brought to Ekiti and this shows that the borders must be fortified.

“Part of our strategies is to rally our local hunters and Amotekun to be on patrol 24 hours and this they will do in collaboration with conventional security formations like Army, Police and NSCDC”.

Lending his voice to the deteriorating security situation in the area, the Chairman of Moba Local Government, Mr. Ibukun Adeoye, commended Governors Kayode Fayemi and AbdulRazaq Abdurahman for being sensitive to the plights of the people at the borders.

Adeoye said the actions being taken by the two governors had helped in stemming the tide, adding that the situation could have been worse if not for the proactive steps being intensified by the two states.

Ekiti, Kwara LGAs hold joint security meeting

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