…Assures Safety Of Lives, Property
The Ekiti State government has debunked a news report that herdsmen fleeing Ondo State are relocating to Ekiti forests, following the 7-day ultimatum issued by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon Akin Omole, described the news report as a figment of the imagination of the author, adding that it is pure speculation, most likely originating from the recent security threat in the neighboring Ondo State.
Assuring residents of Ekiti State of maximum security to their lives and
properties, Omole added that relevant security agencies, including the state
Amotekun Corps are monitoring the state boundaries round the clock.
He averred that the state government and security operatives are investigating and in control of situation surrounding the only
skirmish that occurred at Ago Aduloju at the outskirts of the state capital.
He added, “The state government sympathises with all those who were affected by this and would like to assure the community that no efforts will
be spared to ensure that Ekiti citizens are able to conduct their affairs in peace, unhindered by criminals of any kind.”
He further stressed the commitment of the Kayode Fayemi-led administration to the
general well-being of the people in the state, while advising the people to
disregard all unsubstantiated news reports and go about their lawful endeavors without fear of intimidation or threats to their lives and property.