By Chris Chimezie
In its avowed commitment at ensuring that lives and properties of the citizenry are well secured, Ondo State Government has distributed 17 patrol vehicles to security agencies in the state.
The state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), while giving out the Pick-up trucks to the security agencies at an event held within the premises of the Government’s Officer, Alagbaka Akure, charged them on constant patrol so as to nip in the bud, all criminal activities.
Akeredolu who commended efforts of security agencies at curtailing kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal acts prevalent in the state recently, assured that his administration would continue to do its utmost at guaranteeing adequate security across the state.
He called for more collaborations by stakeholders, particularly at this time that investors were trooping into the Sunshine State, to ensure that activities of unscrupulous elements are checkmated.
The Governor, while distributing the vehicles to Heads of the security agencies, said Ondo State Police Command got five cars vehicles, 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army got three, while the State Security Service got two.
He added that Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State command, got three vehicles, while the Special Protection Unit (SPU) of the Nigerian Police and the Naval base in Igbokoda, got one car each.
Akeredolu further hinted that one of the vehicles had earlier been distributed to Ondo State chapter of the Nigeria Legion, while the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Nigerian Police also got one, bringing the total number of the vehicles to 17.
He also instructed security agencies in the state to arrest anyone caught defacing any poster in the state.
He explained that some petty things could be resolved with patrols, and urged the security agencies to increase patrols and surveillance in the state.
Akeredolu explained that deploying the vehicles would tackle a number of security challenges and pledged to always give adequate support to the security agencies when needed.
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