The Ondo State government has provided additional 17 patrol vehicles to the security agencies to further protect lives and property.
Distributing the Pick-up trucks to the Security agencies on Monday, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu promised that his administration would continue to do its utmost in securing the state.
Support from stakeholders
The governor called for more support from stakeholders, particularly at this time the state is having more investors coming in.
All hands must be on deck to ensure that the gains of the recent past against penetrators of nefarious activities were sustained, Governor Akeredolu said.
He however, appreciated all security agencies for their efforts at curtailing kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal acts prevalent in the state recently.
Governor Akeredolu said that constant patrols would scare off hoodlums, stressing that the security agencies should scale it up.
The governor also instructed security agencies to arrest anyone caught defacing any election campaign poster in the state.
Somebody came to me that people are defacing other people's posters, not necessarily All Progressives Congress (APC) posters. You can arrest them. If they know that your patrol is on the road, they will be afraid, he said.
Five patrol vehicles were given to the Police; three to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp; three to the Army ; two to the State Security Service; one to the Navy, one each to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit and Special Protection Unit, both of the Nigerian Police and one to the Legion.
The Commissioner of Police , Mr Gbenga Adeyanju appreciated the commitment of the State Government to the entrenchment of a sustainable security architecture.
The patrol vehicles would in doubt enhance the operational capacities of security agencies at keeping Ondo State safe for all legitimate activities,Adeyanju stated.
The Ondo State government had donated five Patrol Vehicles to the state Police Command late last year.
Source: Voice of Nigeria