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Aiyedatiwa seek synergy of security to curb crimes in Ondo borders —

Ondo State governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has stressed the need for synergy among security agencies operating around border communities to strengthen security within the state.

Aiyedatiwa, who disclosed that the move would enormously reduce incidences of insecurity in some of the border communities known as hotspots for criminals, stated that he was determined to stamp out crimes in the state.
The governor 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.
Aiyedatiwa, who reiterated the commitment of his administration to the primary mandate of providing maximum security of lives and properties for the people in the state, highlighted the efforts of his administration towards ensuring optimal security through the support of conventional security agencies, including the Army.

“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,” Aiyedatiwa said.
“We will continue to encourage and support synergy between the military, police, civil defence, and our own homegrown 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.

Speaking earlier, Major General Obinna Godwin Onuborgu said he took over the division on March 13, covering seven 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.”
Onuborgu lauded Aiyedatiwa for his support of the Army and other security agencies in sustaining the status of Ondo as one of the most peaceful states in the country.

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