- The issue of rising insecurity in Osun state is becoming a cause of serious worry to both the indigenes and the governor, Adegboyega Oyetola
- This was why Governor Oyetola met with the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant- General Tukur Buratai on Thursday, June 13, in Abuja
- Oyetola urged Buratai to help in speeding up actions on the joint security team to combat rising security challenge in the state
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has urged the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant- General Tukur Buratai, to speed up action on the joint security team to combat rising security challenge in the state.
A statement issued in Osogbo by Adeniyi Adeshina, the chief press secretary to the governor, said Oyetola made the plea when he met with Buratai in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Osun government had announced that a joint security team of policemen, soldiers and operatives in other security agencies would be set up to patrol the highways and dark spots.
According to Adeshina, the governor told the chief of Army staff that his visit was a follow up to the letter of request sent to him to support the security efforts in the state.
He also said that the governor commended Buratai for the efforts of the military whose engineers were constructing a bridge across River Osun to connect Ede with Kuta and other communities in the state.
Oyetola, according to the statement, said the southwest governors have also resolved to organise a security summit .
He said the summit was to prepare a joint plan to combat the rising crime in the geopolitical zone, especially on the Ibadan-Akure road where bandits had launched attacks on travellers.
The statement quoted Buratai as assuring the governor that he would make all the efforts to support the security efforts in Osun. He reiterated that the army had always supported the police in ensuring internal security.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Oyetola had raised alarm over the perceived presence of displaced bandits from troubled Zamfara to his state.
The Osun governor made this known on Friday, April 26, when he was speaking at the launching of the Operation Puff Adder, a crime combating security unit of the police in the state.
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