By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
Osun state chapter of Vigilante group of Nigeria, VGN has said adequate cooperation of the citizens with the security operatives is the only antidote to curb incessant crime rate bedevilling the state.
The commandant of the corp in the state, Mr. Bello Wasiu Aderemi stated this while speaking with the newsmen in Osogbo on the way out to the re-occurrent criminal activities in the state in the recent past.
Commander Aderemi noted that, the security operatives both conventional and civil Joint Task Force are trying their best, though enough logistics and machineries were not put in place by the government.
He advised the citizens to adequately report any strange happenings or faces in their environment to the security operatives near to them to help forestall peace that the state is been known for.
VGN commandant in Osun also urged the state government under the leadership of governor Adegboyega Oyetola to as a matter of urgency provides necessary logistics that will aide the civil JTF work and other conventional security operatives so as to urgently curb the dastardly act of the criminals who are now rubbing the people during the day light in the state.
He vehemently condemned the recently Ikire/Apomu robbery attack and implored the state government to do the needful for speedy work of the security operatives in the state, adding that, though the government is trying but need to double up efforts in order to speedily chance these criminal out of the state which is known for relative peace.
According to him, the corp as part of civil Joint Task Force have met with other conventional security personnel to fashioned out the modalities to effectively curb the crime menace in the state, but we’re constraint with adequate funding, mobility and other logistics which they believe the government will attend to in no distant time.
Bello also appreciated governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the opportunity given to his corp to be part of the civil Joint Task Force in the state.
He equally the governor for hamolising all local security outfits in the state to form civil Joint Task Force, saying, the group will work assiduously in conjunction with other conventional security personnel to bring lasting peace to the state .
He appreciated the quick response of all the conventional securities in the state whenever the corp supplied them with security tips and urged them not to relent in their oars to chance criminals away out of the state.
Aderemi stressed further that, the rampage of cultist in the major cities in the state now has become worrisome , hence all hands must be on deck to curb the activities of these cultists before it would become something else taking cognisance of the coming election in the state.