Fayemi Seeks OPC, Vigilante’s Support Tackle Kidnapping


Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has urged the O’dua Peoples Congress and vigilante groups to support security agencies to rid the state of kidnappers and other criminal elements.
Although the state government has ordered the police, Department of State Services and other security agencies to flush criminals out of the state, Fayemi said the OPC   and the vigilante groups could also help  in tackling criminal activities in the state.
The Senior Special Assistant on Mobilisation to the Governor, Tunji Ogunlola, who represented the governor at a meeting with security groups in Ado Ekiti last Saturday, said his government was not comfortable with the kidnapping and killing of people in the state.
Fayemi said, “(It requires) all hands on deck to put those with criminal tendencies at bay to safeguard the lives and property of  the residents of the state.”
Fayemi on Friday appointed a retired general, Ebenezer Ogundana, as  Special Adviser on Security Matter and Coordinator of the Rapid Response Squad.
 The governor urged the public to cooperate with security agencies by informing them  about  any suspicious movement or activities in their areas.