Army partner Osun on security
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Nigerian Army has assured that it will work with the Osun State Government and other security agencies in the state to ensure that the state is more peaceful.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major Gen. Okwudili Fidelis Azinta gave this assurance during a meeting with Governor Gboyega Oyetola in his office in Osogbo.
General Azinta said his visit followed the directive of the Army Chief to partner with the State government to sustain peace and stability.
While emphasising on how safe Osun state is, he said “what happened in the recent past, is just a migration of criminals, when you address it here, they push to areas they consider soft for them because the state is very peaceful and there wasn’t so much of military operation on ground.
He said the governor has further demonstrated his resolve to ensure that the state is far more secured and safe, and we will do everything possible to support him in that regard.
While imploring residents in the state to be law abiding and go on their normal businesses, Azinta noted that the military is going to work with other security agencies to ensure that the people sleep and wake up without being molested.”
In his address, Oyetola said his administration is ready to partner with security agencies, individuals and corporate bodies to keep the state safe and secured.
He commended the leadership of the Nigerian Army led by Gen. Buratai for being committed to the security of lives and property of citizens.
He said his administration had been working hard to put a permanent end to the pocket of insecurity challenges facing the state.
The governor described the move to partner military and other security agencies as crucial in view of the recent wave of criminal activities.
Oyetola bemoaned illegal mining activities going on in the state and urged men and officers of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies to support the state to curb the menace.