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Service chiefs storm Ibadan, to tackle Insecurity

Oyo State government on Thursday received the military service chiefs at the Agodi Secretariat office, Ibadan.

Led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Irhabor, they arrived the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army where Gen. Irhabor addressed officers and men of the division.

They are to meet Governor Seyi Makinde and supervise change of leadership at the division.

The Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan represented Makinde to receive the Service Chiefs.

Speaking at the meeting, Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor assured that the Nigeria Armed Forces is working assiduously to end all issues of insecurity facing Nigeria.

Irabor, in his remarks, assured of collaboration with other security agencies to address all issues of insecurity.

He said: “The leadership hierarchy of the Nigeria Armed Forces changed very recently and we considered it expedient to go round to see our troops, officers to familiarise ourselves with them and beyond that to equally bring the charge of Mr President to them having being charged to take all measures necessary to address the various security challenges across the country in partnership with other security agencies.

“We have had specific interaction with our troops and we felt it necessary to let you know that we are working assiduously to address all issues that have to do with insecurity, of course, in partnership with other security agencies.

“We know that the military stands ready to give support to the authority and see that cases of insecurity are addressed holistically. We know that the police remains the first tier of internal security and where the police need the intervention of the Army, we stand very ready to give support to the police.”

Oyo deputy governor, Mr Rauf Olaniyan who received the service chiefs on behalf of Governor Makinde, in his remark demanded the Nigerian Armed Forces to deploy more troops to the Oke-Ogun area of the state.

He appeal on the existence of borders around Oke-Ogun making it vulnerable to security issues.

He assured that the state will continue to provide logistics support for security agencies adding that criminals should be tackled without ethnic/religious colourations.

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