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Afenifere lauds govs on decline in kidnapping, banditry

Afenifere lauds govs on decline in kidnapping, banditry

By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Southwest governors and security agencies have been commended for the noticeable decline in kidnappings, highway banditry and other heinous crimes in the region.

The Afenifere Socio-cultural group gave the commendation during a meeting in Osogbo.

According to a communique issued by the National Secretary of the group, Bayo Aina, and made available to newsmen, it  noted that external vigilance is the price of liberty and safety.

The group, who noted the legal opinion of the Attorney General of the Federation, urged the governors and leaders to work assiduously with all relevant stakeholders in order to resolve all issues surrounding the actualization of Operation Amotekun.

They equally appealed to political leaders to drive the process and not lose the initiative to anarchists, brief case analysts and overnight agitators.

“This must be done in a manner consistent with the Southwest tradition of mutual respect, calmness, decorum and perseverance in handling issues no matter how delicate”, they stated

The Yoruba elders appealed to the Federal Government and relevant agencies to cooperate with the government and people of the Southwest for the smooth implementation of Amotekun which they said  will complement the efforts of thefFederal government and enable the people play  roles in

securing the lives and properties in the region. “This is consistent with the spirit of regional cooperation. And it is a home grown initiative to address the peculiar challenges that confront us in our march towards peace and prosperity.

“We invite the 36 states of the federation to explore bilateral, multilateral as well as regional collaboration in solving problems of security and challenges of economic development where applicable,” the stated.

The group equally urged government at all levels not to relent in their efforts to improve infrastructural landscape particularly in the area of power, education, health and transportation.

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