Kidnapping: We‘ll comb forests, dark spots — Ekiti govt

The Ekiti State Government on Tuesday expressed its readiness to collaborate with security agencies to comb forests and other dark spots in a renewed bid to tackle kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state.

The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, disclosed this on Tuesday when he received traditional rulers from Oye Local Government on

behalf of Governor Kayode Fayemi who sought the government’s support for improved security in their domains.

According to a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, the monarchs who were led by the Chairman of Oye Local Government Traditional Council and the Onitaji

of Itaji Ekiti, Oba Idowu Babalola also called for security beef-up in their palaces.

The Obas’ meeting with the Deputy Governor which was also attended by the Chairman of Oye Local Government, Mr Foluso Ojo, came barely a few hours after their colleague, the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, Oba David

Oyewumi was released from the custody of suspected kidnappers.