Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has cried out to the military for help over the spates of attacks on the President of the state by suspected herdsmen.
Naija News understands that the state has been under incessant attacks in the past three months, as men suspected to be herdsmen rob, kidnap and kill residents.
Over ten cases of kidnappings have been recorded in the last three months and ransoms have been paid, but the police have not been able to arrest any.
It is against this backdrop that the governor on Thursday met with Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for the purpose of ameliorating degenerated security situation in the state.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, “the governor requested Gen. Buratai to speed up action on his promise to allow his soldiers to be part of the joint security team to combat rising crime in the state”.
The statement quoted the governor saying “we believe security is paramount and it is the key to development. We need your full support for the joint patrol plan.”
It added that Buratai, in his response assured the governor of his readiness to help the state in tackling it’s present security challenge and keep it safe.