Akeredolu, security chiefs charge Miyetti Allah to help fish out kidnappers in Ondo
PDP flays state government over incident
Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has charged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah to co-operate with the security agencies in ensuring that the dreaded kidnappers terrorising the people of the state are arrested.
The governor gave the charge during a meeting with the heads of the security agencies and the leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Rearers and the Hausa community at the Governor’s Office, Akure. Akeredolu stated that his administration would not allow the peaceful nature of the state to be truncated by misguided elements.
Also, the governor, at a closed-door meeting with royal fathers across the state, expressed deep concern about reported cases of kidnapping in parts of the state, urging the monarchs to join hands with the state government and the security agencies to arrest the situation.
Similarly, the Brigade Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade Acute, Brig.-Gen. James Ataguba, said the leaders of the acssociation must call their members to order and get those in captivity released immediately.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), ACP Tijani, said the security agencies were battle ready to make the state uncomfortable for kidnappers.
In his own remark, the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Commander Pedro Awili Ideba, said it would be better for the leaders of Miyetti Allah and the Hausa community to put their hearts together by co-operating with security agencies.
The State Chairman of Miyeti Allah, Alhaji Bello Mohammed, who promised to expose whoever is found wanting among his people, said he was no longer prepared to continue to bear the blames of unscrupulous persons within his members.Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has accused the state government of high insensitivity over the recurrent kidnapping incidents in the state.
In a statement made available to journalists in Akure yesterday, the South-West Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Ayo Fadaka, accused the police of shirking away from their responsibilities.He flayed the state government under the aegis of All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Akeredolu, saying the government was not proactive in the move to tackle the menace.