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Osun Governor, Oyetola meets security agencies over ‘insecurity’
The Osun State Government and security agencies met on Monday to strategize on the reported infiltration of the State by herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers.
As a way of tackling the insecurity and socio-economic challenges occasioned by the migration of some herders from other neighbouring states, formed the reasons for Monday’s meeting between the Osun State government and the security agencies were security issue caused by artisanal miners, thuggery and Cultism, Communal clashes, Armed Robbery, Proliferation of Arms and Ammunitions, increased cases of accident, labour union crisis and school protection.
The Security Council meeting took place at Government House, Oke-Fia, Osogbo, chaired by Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
Others present at the meeting are: the Deputy Governor, Benedit Olugboyega Alabi, the Secretary to the state Government, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, some executive cabinet members, Special Advisers and all Service Commanders attached to the State of Osun which includes: Police, Army, Air Force, DSS, Immigration, Correctional Service, NDLEA and NSCDC.
According to a press statement made available by the Osun State Police Command’s Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, Security issues affecting the state were discussed and solutions towards addressing them were fathomed out in the Security Council meeting.
Consequent upon this, the Police as the lead agency in internal security and all other heads of security agencies have mapped out security mechanisms to checkmate the criminal activities in the state.
It was disclosed in the statement that Oyetola promised to assist in providing a better working environment to enable the officers put in their maximum effort.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode therefore, urged citizens of the state to support, collaborate and cooperate with the state government, the Police and other security agencies at making the state secured.
Earlier, the Police command had reported that, those abducted by kidnappers had been rescued, adding that security operatives were on the trail of the kidnappers.