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Army pledges to sustain peace in Ogun State

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
13 December 2019   |   3:41 am
The new commander of 35 Artillery Brigade, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Brig-Gen. Ehimwenma Amadasun, has promised to ensure continued peace and security to engender economic prosperity of the people.

The new commander of 35 Artillery Brigade, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Brig-Gen. Ehimwenma Amadasun, has promised to ensure continued peace and security to engender economic prosperity of the people.

Speaking when he visited Governor Dapo Abiodun in his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

He said his experience in the last three weeks since he assumed duties at the Alamala Barracks confirmed that the state was indeed peaceful, and appreciated the governor for always being there for the Army.

However, the state government is reportedly putting in place strategic security plan that will address insecurity in the riverine areas of the state.

Abiodun noted that it was imperative for the state government and security agencies to put heads together and fashion out plans that would permanently stem the tide of insecurity in the parts of the state.

His words: “One of the vulnerable areas that we have identified lately is the riverine areas of the state that border Ondo and not too far from the Niger Delta.

“There is need for government and security agencies to rub minds and firm up with strategic plans to reduce the level of vulnerability of the citizens in those areas.

“Ogun is relatively peaceful compare to other states. We had a few test of our will in one kidnap or another. We met such incident with a show of force and I have said without mincing words that when we catch anyone kidnapping, we are going to seek capital punishment.”

He vowed not to allow miscreants to disrupt the peace and the benefits derived from people that establish their presence in the state.

“We seek to create an enabling environment for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) by ensuring that people can come and establish their presence here without having to worry about being robbed or kidnapped.

“Government and the state police command have reviewed the security situation of the state, with the view to planning adequate security for the people, particularly at this yuletide when criminals would adopt various methods to perpetuate their nefarious activities,” he noted.