Southern Governors’ Forum Chairman, Abiodun commiserates with Abia state over killings

The Chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF) and Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has condole with his Abia State counterpart Governor Alex Otti, and the people of the State, over the killing of two police operatives in Umuahia, the State capital on Friday.

Penpushing reports that Abiodun, in a condolence message he personally signed on Monday said those who perpetrated the heinous act were enemies of the State and Nigeria at large, who would be caught and made to face the full wrath of the law.

The Governor enjoined the people of the state to join hands with their Governor to tackle the menace of insecurity in the state by being vigilant and promptly providing credible information in their communities on activities of criminal elements.

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Penpushing further reports that Abiodun in same vein called on the police and other sister security agencies to swiftly fish out the assailants, in order to give residents of the state the assurance of safety of their lives and property.

The Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF)Chairman reiterated the call for state police by the Southern Governors Forum, adding that its introduction will help in resolving local crimes in various States of the Federation.

“I sincerely commiserate with the government and the people of Abia State over the killing of security operatives in the State. Indeed, the issue of security is too important to be left in the hands of security agents alone. I urge the people of the State to continue to work in collaboration with security agencies by providing credible information that will help to nip criminal activities in the bud’, he stated.

‘Obviously, every crime has a local outlook. It is on that note that I call on the Federal Government once again to look into the issue of state policing as a way of strengthening our security architecture in the area of local intelligence gathering at the community level,” Abiodun said

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