Security agencies need information to fight kidnapping, other crimes — Gov Fayemi
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday stated that security agencies need information from citizens to be able to fight kidnapping and other crimes effectively.
According to the governor, the security of lives and property in the state is a joint task for his administration, security agencies and all residents.
The Governor, who spoke through his Deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, at a statewide Conference on Securing Ekiti, organised by the Ekiti Council of Elders, stressed the need for unity in the state to tackle the security challenges.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, the forum, which was chaired by the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, the Most Rev. Felix Ajakaye, was attended by representatives of security agencies, traditional rulers, local hunters, ethnic nationalities, and non-state actors.
Describing the summit as timely and appropriate, Dr. Fayemi urged residents to always volunteer information to conventional security agencies and Amotekun operatives to curb criminal activities like kidnapping, destruction of farmlands and trafficking of firearms.
He also charged the people in the grassroots to always give information on strange faces noticed in their localities to their traditional rulers who will, in turn, reach out to government and security agencies for prompt action.