Insecurity: Osun governor goes tough, reads riot act to criminals


The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has ordered regular patrols by a combined team of security personnel to stem the recent upsurge in robberies and kidnappings and reinforce the successes currently being recorded by the security agencies.

Governor Adeleke, it was also revealed, has summoned an emergency meeting of the state security council.

According to a statement signed by the spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, the purpose of the meeting is to review ongoing operations designed to checkmate criminal activities in the state.

The statement also revealed that “As much as I commend our security agencies for recent successes, we must now redouble our efforts to stop the activities of men of the underworld. We are to review current operations and launch statewide patrols.

“We must sustain current synergy among the agencies. Hence, the police, the DSS, the Civil Defence, the Amotekun Corps and others must intensify joint operations. The criminal infiltrators into our dear state and their sponsors must be fished out as the recent upsurge appears to be unusual.

“At the forthcoming security meeting, we will review the nature of the new upsurge and map out detailed plan to arrest the situation. Drastic action may be necessary, and our administration will give all the required support to security agencies to achieve the target of a crime free Osun state,” he affirmed.

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