Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq is advocating a North Central regional security apparatus to tackle the likely influx of criminals into the zone following the introduction of ‘Operation Amotekun’ by South-West governors and the banning of Okada by the Lagos State Government.
AbdulRahman, at a security dialogue programme in Ilorin disclosed that he had discussed with Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on the importance of tightening security in the zone.
AbdulRahman said while Kwara is rated as the most peaceful state in the zone, government would not leave anything to chance, considering all what is happening in neighboring states.
Earlier, Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Professor Mamman Saba Jubril, said the security summit would create an opportunity to cross-fertilize ideas on security.
“With the recent trend in terrorist attacks all over the world, Kwara State must start thinking of how to employ community initiatives.”
Professor Dakas Dakas identified some security challenges in Kwara which is common to other states.
Professor Dakas, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Political, Cabinet and Special duties, Alhaji Tunde Aremu said the overflow of criminals following the establishment of the South-West internal security outfit calls for concern and poses a serious challenge to other states.
He noted that criminals from the South-West could seek a hiding place in Kwara if adequate steps are not taken.
State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun assured the general public that the police will soon start recruitment for the community