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Insecurity: South-West Governors meet to launch ‘new security architecture’




THE Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde on Sunday disclosed that Governors from the South-West States have resolved to deploy new security architecture before end of August to address insecurity situation in the region.   

He said the Oyo State, in particular, would launch its new security strategy before 5th September, the date scheduled to mark his 100 days in office.

“I and other governors of the South-West have met on how to launch a new security architecture before the end of August 2019,” says Makinde.

Makinde spoke at a special thanksgiving service in honour of his mother, Madam Abigail Makinde, held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Yemetu, Ibadan.

In a statement by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, the governors prior to Sunday have been meeting to proffer solutions to insecurity bedeviling the south-west region.

The first 100 days of this government will be on the 5th of September; we will launch a new security architecture in Oyo State before then, the governor said.

Makinde reportedly reacted to the state security concern expressed by the officiating minister, Ven. Samuel Osungbeju.

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Nigerians in recent time have expressed concerns over increasing insecurity situation in the country.

Prominent leaders, especially in the South West region have also demanded better security measures to address the insecurity trend, especially in the wake of the incident that claimed the life of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, Daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, also lamented over the situation, stressing that the people of the region would not allow themselves to be killed as chickens.

As early as 2016, the Afenifere Socio-Political group accused the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Terrorism.

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