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Fayemi Promises To Beef Up Security In Ekiti

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 The Governor Fayemi's administration has determined to work with the police and security agencies to make Ekiti safe for all the citizens.

The Peace Corps Commander, Dele Owoju, disclosed this on Friday while paid courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba in his office in Ado-Ekiti.

Owoju said that Fayemi's government was planning to recruit and train 800 peace corps operatives across the 16 Local Governments in the state to help the police in securing the state.

He said the outfit was not established to either rival or flex muscles with the police, but to work in tandem with the force to rid Ekiti of criminals.

"There is no rivalry in our mission, we are only coming to serve as partners with you to make Ekiti safe.

"We are relying heavily on this command for the training of our personnel who shall be deployed to help in operations and intelligence gathering that will help the police

"The task of making this state safe for all of us is our focus and we shall go extra mile to help our state and particularly the police in this regard", he stated.

In his responds, The Commissioner of police, Ekiti State police command, Mr Asuquo Amba, praised Governor Kayode Fayemi for striving hard to strengthen community Policing in the state.

The police boss said establishment of such community policing outfit like the peace corps will help the conventional police to combat the rising waves of kidnapping and robbery in Ekiti.

The CP said he never had that erroneous impression that the federal police alone can do the task of ridding the country of nefarious elements, saying it can only achieve such in collaboration with other stakeholders.

He said he was in Ekiti to propagate the ideal of strong community policing and entrench professionalism in the force as envisioned by the Inspector General of police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

"This command under my watch relies on other stakeholders to save the people from criminals and we are ready to work with all like minded organisations and individuals to achieve the onerous task.

He said the police won't tolerate senseless killings, because our people must be safe.

"I have made myself clear that if you notice that any DPO or police officer is acting as agent of devil, report him directly to me, we shall deal decisively with him.

"So, we welcome you, we are ready to partner you to make Ekiti save for everybody", he promised.

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