TRADITIONAL rulers under the aegis of the Osun Divisional Conference of Obas have called on the state government and law enforcement agencies to step up their intelligence gathering, with a view to sustaining the state’s enviable record of very low crime rate in the country.
This was contained in the communiqué issued at the end of the monarchs’ meeting, which was made available to journalists on Sunday.
The communiqué signed stated by the secretary of the Conference of Obas, the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Olabomi, also tasked security agencies in the country to tackle incessant abduction of traditional rulers in the country.
While recalling that the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola had earlier in 2012 and 2014 released 20 modern Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and over 100 patrol vans and bikes for the use of the police, the communiqué included that it was imperative for security agencies complement the efforts of the government in ensuring effective security of lives and properties.
According to the communiqué, “the conference commended the effort of the Aregbesola-led administration for providing logistics and equipment to combat crime in the state. We also urge government not to relent in ensuring that crime rate that had been hitherto low does not increase.”
“Conference appreciates the developmental efforts of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun. Obas call on government and law enforcement agencies to step up intelligence with a view to making the state inhabitable for criminals,” it added.