Southern Governors’ Forum Chairman, Dapo Abiodun Commiserates With Abia State Over Killings

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The Chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF) and Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, and the people of the State, over the killing of two police operatives in Aba, the State capital on Friday.

Governor 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.

He enjoined the people of the State to join hands with Governor Otti 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.

Abiodun also 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.

He further 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,” Abiodun said.

He urged 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 expressed that, every crime has a local outlook. It is on that note that he called on the Federal Government to look into the issue of State Policing as a way of strengthening  security architecture in the area of local intelligence gathering at the community level.

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