Oluwasegun Aina, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Government says it will acquire drones to curb insecurity in the State.
The Special Adviser to the Ekiti State Governor on Security Matters, Brigadier General Ebenezer Ogundana (retd) disclosed this at the monthly security meeting of heads of security agencies in Ado-Ekiti.
Ogundana, who said the equipment would arrive the state before the end of August, however declined to disclose the number of drones the state government is buying.
He said that the drones would be deployed to flashpoints and borders across the state to help in curbing criminal activities.
He lamented the increase in kidnapping cases in the state, and charged residents to give useful and genuine information about crime activities and how best to curb insecurity to security agencies.
“Security of lives and properties is paramount to Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration, but let me say again that it is beyond an individual, all hands will have to be on deck to ensure that Insecurity becomes a thing of the past in the state.
Ogundana urged traditional rulers, religious leaders, youths, vigilante group and all other agencies to strengthen security guard in their respective locations.
“Ekiti State peaceful coexistence is very important to the government of the day, nobody is exempted from the course to develop a crime free environment.
“It is our outright vision and mission to bring insecurity to the barest in the state, hence my appeal to residents to join hands with Governor Fayemi to make Ekiti safe for all.
“The commencement of the drone training will kick-start by next week, the Safe City Project is underway, we have early response programme that is on.
“Once the equipments arrived, the team will be here to set it up, these are part of the efforts that Mr Governor is making to ensure that insecurity is reduced in the state.
Also Speaking, the Police Commissioner in Ekiti state, Mr Tunde Mobayo, said the Command is in touch with other security agencies on how best to safeguard the state against any form of criminal activities.
He assured that the issue of kidnapping and other relating crime activities would soon be a thing of the past.
Aside the Commissioner of Police, other heads of security agencies at the meeting include the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Securities and Civil Defence Corps; Amotekun Corps and other relevant security bodies in the state.