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Ekiti security council warns kidnappers




AN emergency meeting of the Ekiti State Security Council held on Monday with a view to arresting the spate of kidnappings and other criminal activities in the state following the killing of two and abduction of five people in the last one week.

Briefing the press of the council’s resolution after the meeting, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Owoseni Ajayi, stated that the council frowned at the high incidence of kidnapping in the state in the last one week, vowing not only to rescue the victims in the custody of the kidnappers alive, but also stop the act in the state.

According to a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, the council said that security measures would be taken to protect life and property and also called on the people, particularly landlords and hoteliers to screen the people they offer accommodation as laws would be enacted soon to deal with the criminals and their accomplices.

It appealed to the people of the state to cooperate with the government and the security agencies, saying there would be strict security measures and check points in strategic places across the state.

The Council resolved that usage of tinted classes would be prohibited, while there would be frequent checks on hotels, urging hoteliers to monitor their customers and offer information to security agents on any suspected person, saying any hotel linked to criminals would be sealed up.

Indian hemp and cannabis plantations would also be impounded henceforth, while culprits would be prosecuted as efforts would be made for the enactment of relevant laws to decisively deal with the criminals.

The Council said it required the cooperation of everybody in the state to join hands with the government to make the state crime-free.

The Council appealed to religious leaders, traditional rulers, labour leaders and other stakeholders to continue to cooperate with the government and security personnel to provide adequate security in the state.

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