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Ekiti Government Call On Security Agencies To Curb Crime In The State



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The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has called on the security agencies in the state, to put an end to crimes in the state.

The state government also revealed that it will take some steps towards enhancing the security architecture of the state, which includes a review of the State Security Trust Fund Law.

This was revealed in the emergency meeting of the State Security Council, held in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday evening.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, and made available to journalists on Friday, 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.

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.

They took the opportunity to call on the people of the state, to cooperate with security agencies by availing them with information on any suspicious movement or activities within their locality,

The state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has appointed Brig-General Ebenezer Ogundana (rtd) as Special Adviser on Security Matter and Coordinator of the Rapid Response Squad.

The Kota Omuo Ekiti born retired general holds a Master’s degree in Security and Strategic Studies. He had served as Commandant, Nigeria Army School of Artillery and Commander 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi before he retired from the Nigerian Army in 2016.

Dr Fayemi says government would take every step possible to ensure that the people of the state live in an atmosphere of peace and prosperity that is devoid of crime and violence, adding that the menace of killings and kidnapping would soon become a thing of the past in the state.

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