Ekiti State Security Council has held an emergency security meeting following the recent security challenge which saw about two people killed and five kidnapped.
Briefing the Press after the security meeting which saw the governor, all security chiefs, topmost traditional rulers and members of the Executive council in attendance, the State Attorney General, Barr Owoseni Ajayi said the council was concerned with the challenge and had made effort to nip it in the bud.
In a communique read to the Press by the Attorney General after the security meeting, the Council resolved that all measures will be taken to ensure release of the victims kidnapped and ensure adequate security in the state.
It appealed to the people of the state to cooperate with the government and the security, saying there will be strict security measures and check points in strategic places across the state.
The Council resolved that usage of tinted glasses will be prohibited while there will be frequent hotel checks , with a call to hoteliers to monitor their customers and offer information to security on any suspected person saying any hotel linked to criminals will be sealed up.
Plantations of indian hemp and cannabis will be impounded henceforth according to the communique while culprits will be prosecuted as efforts were being made for the enactment of law at the House of Assembly to decisively deal with criminals and accomplices.
The Council also resolved that the State will not condone any invasion of foreign bodies or security threat before and after the May 29 handing over at the Federal level.
Appealed was made to religious leaders, traditional rulers, Labour leaders and other stakeholders to cooperate with the government and the security personnel to ensure adequate security in the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ojune Ibine assured people of the state of improved security measure, warning criminals to have a rethink as the police was ready to go all out against them. He assured that release of kidnapped persons will soon be effected.
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose had earlier in the day assured the workers of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido that the kidnapped staff, Mrs Margaret Aladenika will be released soon.
He gave the assurance during a visit to the hospital following a peaceful protest by members of staff.
He noted that efforts were being made but the strategies being used would not be disclosed for security reasons, calling on members of the public to always furnish the police with useful information.
The Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Lawrence Ayodele commended the governor for his prompt response, pledging the support of the Hospital for the state government.
Ekiti State Government Press Release
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