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Ekiti governor orders security agencies to rid state of criminals

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Ekiti State Government has given marching orders to all security agencies in the state to comb the entire state and fish out criminal elements adding that it would also take practical steps aimed at strengthening the security architecture of the state, including a review of the State Security Trust Fund Law.

These were parts of the decisions reached at an emergency meeting of the State Security Council, held in Ado-Ekiti. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, the meeting also resolved that it was necessary to visit key provisions of the law including the need to recognise informal security structures in the state as beneficiaries of the fund.

According to him, the council assured citizens of the state that adequate security measures were being made to curtail armed robbery and kidnapping in the state and make lives and properties better secured, however, urging the public to cooperate with security agencies by availing them with information on any suspicious movement or activities within their locality.

In related developments, the state governor has appointed Brig-General Ebenezer Ogundana (rtd) as Special Adviser on Security Matter and Coordinator of the Rapid Response Squad. Fayemi says they would take every step possible to ensure the people of the state live in peace and prosperity, adding that the menace of killings and kidnapping would soon become a thing of the past.


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