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Insecurity: Adopt New Techniques – Abiodun Tasks Security Agencies

Governor Dapo Abiodun
Governor Dapo Abiodun
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August 5, (THEWILL) – Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, has urged security agencies to adopt new techniques in tackling the menace of insecurity bedevilling the nation.

Abiodun said that it was high time security agencies adopted a new approach to tackle insurgency, banditry and kidnapping, as well as other criminality, or else the menace would continue to rear its ugly head.

He stated this on Thursday, when he received the new State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niyi Ajibola, in his Oke-Mosan Office, Abeokuta.

The governor posited that the security agencies need to fashion out an all encompassing and efficient method that would not only address the menace of insecurity, but also nip it in the bud.

“Ogun is a unique State in terms of geography. We have boundaries with four states. as well as an international border. We place priority on supporting security agencies because of our position as the Industrial hub of this country. We have a lot of people crisscrossing the state, hence, the premium on security”, he said.

Abiodun divulged that security was not only about providing the needed weapons, but adequate welfare to the officers, noting that the relative peace in the state was as a result of synergy among the various security agencies.

He said the state in the last three years, had risen to the security challenges by establishing the Amotekun Corps to assist the federal security agencies, saying that his administration would not fold its arms and watch people breaking down law and order that would threaten the state’s commonwealth.

The governor described Commandant Ajibola as a fine officer with rich and diverse experience, having transversed the length and breadth of the country in the course of serving his fatherland.

He called on the new NSCDC boss to emulate his predecessors, who performed creditably well, charging him to put his wealth of experience into play by securing public institutions such as schools, hospitals, worship centres, among others.

Earlier, Commandant Ajibola said his mission was to support the government to meet its policies and programmes, by ensuring adequate security in all the nooks and crannies of the state.

The commandant, who decried the upsurge of cult activities in the state, said the Counter Terrorists Unit of the Corps would assist the state in tackling the menace, while plans are on to establish a Quick Response Squad to respond to emergency security cases around the state.