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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has charged the state Police Command to take adequate measures to secure Correctional Centres across the state.
The charge was contained in a statement made available to THISDAY by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olabode, in Akure.
Akeredolu said: “This has become very compelling in view of the disturbing trend of incessant attacks on Correctional Centres in some states that border Ondo State.
“This latest variant of insecurity calls for concern, especially as contiguous states like Kogi and Ekiti as well as Oyo have suffered similar ordeal in what appears to be well-coordinated breaches aimed at achieving a common goal-setting free crime suspects, particularly those with gang identities.
“In Ondo State, there are several of such suspects standing trial in respect of cases of alleged murder, kidnapping, rape and destruction of farmlands. The most celebrated of such suspects are those standing trial in the murder of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of our elder statesman, Pa Ruben Fasonranti.
“While the Southwest Security Network, Amotekun Corps, has demonstrated considerable capacity in tackling insecurity, it is pertinent that the Nigeria Police authorities, especially the state Command, deploy more men to secure Correctional Centres in the state.”
The governor called on all residents of the state to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement around their respective areas to security agents.