AYETORO-YEWA – There is a move by the security agencies in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State to make the entire area an unsafe haven for miscreants and criminals in these ’ember months’.
According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine & online – www.startrendinternational.com by Lateef Akintunde, ZIO, YNLG, Ayetoro-Yewa, the Divisional Police Officer, Yewa North Local Government SP Mobolaji Ibrahim made this known during a security summit involving police and other security agencies held at Ayetoro, headquarters of the Council.
SP Ibrahim said no meaningful development could be achieved in an atmosphere of rancour and insecurity, calling for peaceful co-existence among indigenes and other people resident in the council area.
He charged officers and men of the police force and other security outfits to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in the area, noting that,
“Yewa North is blessed with hardworking farmers as well as others who have been co-habiting Fulani herdsmen for a long time without crises. Therefore, let us maintain this.”
The Divisional Police Officer disclosed that some arrests had been made in connection with kidnapping, fraud as well as other crimes and had been transferred to police headquarters, Eleweran in Abeokuta for further investigation, assuring justice would be done to the culprits.
Also speaking at the event, representatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NCDC), Nigeria Immigration Service and Department of State Security (DSS) vowed their unalloyed commitment to safety of lives and property in the area, promising that anyone with criminal tendencies would have no place to hide as efforts were in top gear to setup a security task force, comprising all security agencies in their jurisdiction.
Also at the summit are the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) as well as So-Safe Corps, representative of Alaye of Ayetoro, Oba AbdulAzess Adelakun, Baasi of Ayetoro, Chief Collius Akindele and other traditional rulers.
Other stakeholders present include, representative of commercial motorcycle riders, Transport Unions, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Muslims bodies as well as the Seriki Fulanis from different area of council.