Insecurity: Makinde Demands for More Troops
Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has demanded the deployment of more troops to the state by the military to help the fight against insecurity.
The Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, stated this while receiving the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor and other Service Chiefs at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan.
He said the government will continually support and give necessary logistics to enhance the security of lives and property in the state, adding that the need for continuous synergy between the military and other security agencies cannot be overemphasized.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo reports that the Governor added that to surmount the insecurity challenges in the state and other parts of the country, there is the need to deploy more troops to help with the internal security assignment.
He equally commended the professionalism of the Army, saying the state has been receiving cooperation from the Nigerian Army based in Ibadan under the General Officer Commanding.
Earlier, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor said the Service Chiefs were in Oyo State on regional security visit, adding that the purpose was to familiarize with the troops, officers and men of the Nigeria Army in the state and to equally let the government know that the military forces are working assiduously to address issues of insecurity in partnership with other security agencies in the state.
Similarly, General Irabor, while commiserating with the state government over the recent unfortunate incident which took the lives of some citizens and residents of the state also lamented the loss of properties.
He assured that the military will continue to give support to the civil authority and ensure that cases of insecurity are addressed holistically adding that the armed forces admitted that the Police remain the first tier of internal security provision.