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Only home-grown approach can tackle insecurity, says Akeredolu

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Akeredolu. Photo/FACEBOOK/ONDOGOV

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Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said that crime is a local issue that should be addressed with huge homegrown efforts and content, hence the establishment of Amotekun Corps in the South-West region.

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He said that the Amotekun Security Corps was conceived as a home-grown approach to solving the plethora of security challenges that have put the people on the edge.

Akeredolu said this, yesterday, at the passing-out ceremony for the newly-recruited Amotekun Corps officers held at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade, Igbatoro Road, Akure, the state capital.

The governor, while commissioning 20 new patrol vehicles to boost the operations of the state security network and marking the first 100 days of his second term, unveiled the roadmap to internal and border security in Ondo State, assuring that the state shall become the safest and most secured in the country if the strategies contained in the roadmap are religiously implemented.

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MEANWHILE, the South-West Caucus in the House of Representatives has chided the Federal Government for failing to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.

The caucus, which decried the spate of killings in the region and in the country generally, urged the government to wake up from slumber and live up to its responsibilities to the people.

Leader of the caucus, Femi Fakeye, while addressing newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, condemned the killing of people in Igangan, Oyo State and other parts of the country by herdsmen, saying the action was clearly an invitation to anarchy.

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Besides, Fakeye urged the government to stop the killings, saying that the government’s failure to punish perpetrators of such dastardly acts is responsible for the herders getting away with their heinous crimes.

RELATEDLY, worried by the growing rate of insecurity in the country, the Ekiti Council of Elders (ECE), yesterday, said it would summon a summit of critical stakeholders in the state to discuss the way forward.

The elders said they had concluded an arrangement to bring to a round-table the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, all former governors of the state, traditional rulers and religious leaders to chart the way forward on improved security in the state.

A statement by the Secretary-General of the ECE, Niyi Ajibulu, said the summit would hold on June 10, 2021.
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