By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA – As part of efforts to ensure security of lives and property of the people of Ogun state, the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has deployed a joint security taskforce to affected areas in the state to forestall a repeat of the recent, fatal farmer-herder clashes.
The areas currently experiencing the narrative include Imeko, Aiyetoro, Ipokia and other border communities along the Nigeria/Benin Republic Border in Yewa axis of the state.
Prince Dapo Abiodun disclosed that the decision followed a briefing by security chiefs, whom he said had been charged to put the situation under control, and return normalcy to the areas.
“We have deployed a joint security taskforce to Imeko, Aiyetoro, Ipokia and other border communities along the Nigeria/Benin Republic Border to forestall a repeat of the recent, fatal farmer-herder clashes in the Yewa axis” he said.
Abiodun insisted that his administration would not tolerate anything that would threaten the security of lives and property of citizens of the state.
“As we will not tolerate anything that threatens the security of lives and property, the Ogun State Government will give security agencies needed support to deal with the situation and bring the full weight of the law on anyone who chooses to foment trouble in the area and indeed Ogun State,” he posited.