Ondo state government has procured vans and motorcycles to fight the menace of insecurity in the state.
The state information and Orientation commissioner Donald Ojogo at a news conference said that twenty Hilux vans and 120 motorcycles have been procured by the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu as the first batch to tackle insecurity in the state
This is coming just as governors in the southwest prepare to launch a security outfit code name ” Operation Amotekun” to tackle the spate of insecurity in the region.
South-west governors had held two security summits in a bid to find a lasting solution to the menace.
Recall that kidnapping and other criminal activities were on the increase lately in the region
Ojogo said the vans and motorcycles have been purchased to survey the bushes and Forest across the state in a bid to smoke out people with criminal tendencies.
The commissioner added, ” I was not briefed on the mode of deployment of the vans and motorcycles but I can assure you that the issue of security of the people of the state is paramount to the governor.
” You will recall that the security situation in the south-west got to an unpardonable and condemnable level hence the urgent intervention of the governors. The measures put in place after the security summits are now yielding positive results.
” To this end governor, Akeredolu as the chairman of the south-west governors forum has taken some far-reaching measures to tackle insecurity in Ondo state.
” The efforts to tackle the spate of insecurity include the surveillance if the bushes and forest across the state with the procured van and motorcycles. Not less than 120 motorcycles and twenty Hilux vans have arrived the state for security surveillance. With thus the spate of insecurity bedevilling the state would be frontally tackled”