Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has raised an alarm of criminals threatening to come after him.
Speaking on Wednesday February 2 at “Ogun and Oyo Joint Security Meeting”, a bilateral session organised by Ogun and Oyo State Governments to finding solutions to the insecurity challenges in their states, Abiodun said the anti-crime battle of his government has made him a target.
The Governor who claimed that criminals have decided to come after him “because he is making life unbearable for them”, dared them by saying “I am waiting for them.”
“After we launched our OP-MESA last week, I understand that they have been working extremely hard, in fact, what I hear is that those criminals are now saying that Dapo Abiodun is making life unbearable for them and that they are going after me, well, let me assure you that I will continue to make life intolerable and unbearable for you and I’m waiting for you.”
Abiodun noted that kidnappings and other crimes are rampant at the border communities of the two states, hence, the bilateral agreement.
Revealing that both states have peculiar security challenges and have been tackling it independently with their own mechanisms, he added that the joint security effort would promote sustained economic development in the neighboring states.
The Governor also said criminals have been feeling the heat of the anti-crime battles in the state following the recent relaunch of the security outfit OP-MESA.
“I will continue to make life intolerable for them (criminals) and I will continue to do it.”
Governor Seyi Makinde on his own part said the joint security meeting “is the right thing to do and it is absolutely important we do it.”
Maintaining that state policing is vital to addressing insecurity challenges at the grassroots, he further averred that he and Abiodun had defied political party differences and pursued a common goal of fighting insecurity in their states.
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