Aiyedatiwa seeks synergy with security agencies to protect border communities

Ondo state government Wednesday called for more synergy with the Nigeria Army to  provide maximum security of lives and properties of the people.

Governor Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa said the primary mandate of his administration is to provide security for the people.

 He stated this while playing host to military personnel led by the General Officer, Commanding 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major General Obinna Godwin Onuborgu, in his office, in Akure.

The governor highlighted the efforts of his administration towards ensuring optimal security through the support of the conventional security agencies, including the army.

He said: “Thank you for stopping over and we appreciate your men for providing security to the people. We have been enjoying that support from your men in Ondo state. 

“We have some peculiar situations in the state, especially our borders with Edo and others. The army has always been there to support us anytime there are kidnappings because the police alone cannot do the job.

“We will continue to encourage and support synergy of the military, police, civil defence and our own home grown security outfit, Amotekun Corps, to enhance our security and protect our borders.”

The governor also pleaded with the military and other security agencies to ensure maximum security during the November 16 governorship election in the state.

Major General Obinna Godwin Onuborgu said he took over the Division on March 13, covering 7 states, including Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti and Ondo.

“I am here to see my troop across the length and breadth of Ondo state to encourage them and to access the security situation in the state. I have been well briefed by the Brigade Commander and other security agencies”, he said.