Kidnappings : Ekiti, Kwara  LGAs Hold Joint Security Meeting 

Some  chairmen of the Local Governments areas in Ekiti State have promised to intensify efforts at curtailing the incidences of killings and kidnappings in the State. 
The  Chairmen of Moba , Ilejemeje , and  Ero councils of Ekiti State, with their counterpart in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State made this  commitment after a joint security meeting held in Otun-Ekiti  headquarters  of Moba Local Government.
The meeting offered opportunity to  mapped out strategies to combat cross border banditary  between the two states.
Speaking after the meeting, the Chairman of Ero Local Council Development Area of Ekiti, Hon. Akin Alebiosu, said the security alert raised over alleged infiltration of some forests in the Southwest and Northcenral regions of the country spurred the meeting.
Alebiosu said though the alarm was still in the realm of conjecture, but added that the four councils that shared borders between Ekiti and Kwara won’t treat such life-threatening panic with disdain.
The Council boss stated that they have decided to work together through rallying of local hunters and Amotekun corps to patrol the borders to ward  off bandits, who have been banking on porosity of the area to commit crimes.
Alebiosu said: “This meeting was aimed at improving the security situation and how best to strengthen our security architecture  in the current fight against kidnapping, killing and herders-farmers clashes.
“It had been observed that anyone kidnapped in Ekiti was being freed in far away Kwara and those kidnapped in Kwara were brought to Ekiti and this shows that the borders must be fortified.
“Part of our strategies is to rally our local hunters and Amotekun to be on patrol 24 hours and this they will do in collaboration with conventional security formations like Army, Police and NSCDC”.
Lending his voice to the deteriorating security situation in the area, the Chairman of Moba Local Government, Mr. Ibukun Adeoye, commended Governors Kayode Fayemi and AbdulRazaq Abdurahman for being sensitive to the plights of the people at the borders.
Adeoye said the actions being taken by the two governors had helped in stemming the tide, adding that the situation could have be worse if not for the proactive steps being intensified by the two states.

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