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Ekiti To Partner Army Over Insecurity

Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 5:33 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Yaqoub Popoola, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, has expressed the readiness of the state government to partner with the Nigerian Army to tackle crime and insecurity in the state.

The governor stated this while hosting the General Officer Commanding 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Laz Chima Ilo, in his office in Ado-Ekiti.

In a statement in Ado-Ekiti by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor also lauded the military for their discipline and professionalism.

He opined that the virtues by the Nigerian military were second to none.

Fayose noted that withdrawing soldiers from some major roads would have been a disaster, adding that the efforts of soldiers at checking crimes could not be relegated to the background.

The governor called for the support of the army to nip kidnapping in the bud, saying a law which would stipulate life sentence for kidnappers would soon be enacted in the state.


General Ilo had said that he was on a familiarisation tour of units and formations under his command, part of which is the 32 Brigade of the Nigerian Army located in Akure, Ondo State.

The brigade oversees Ekiti State.

He expressed the readiness of the army to fight crime and

insecurity in order to foster social and economic


The GOC also commended the cordial relationship between the government and people of the state and the Nigerian Army, saying

efforts would be made to further foster and deepen the