The Owa Obokun, of Ijesaland Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran has solicited the support of the six local government councils in Ijesaland to make available logistics to the police and vigilance groups to fight the menace of armed robbers in his domain.
Oba Aromolaran made the call last Friday at a meeting held at Obokungbusi Town Hall with traditional rulers, chiefs and people of the ancient town and its environments.
According to the monarch, it was the responsibilities of chairmen of local government councils to provide necessary tools to the law enforcement agents to ensure security of the citizenry.
The Oba who was not happy at the absence of chairmen Ilesa East and West, urged them to provide logistics to the police and vigilance groups to combat armed robbers.
He said by doing so, people would be able to sleep with their two eyes closed, while banking operations and other businesses at Ilesa and beyond would get accelerated development.
While speaking at the meeting, the new Police Area Commander, Mr Jacob Atunise said he had engaged his Divisional police officers in a 24 hour patrol of Ijesaland, particularly Ilesa which had been the major focus of armed robbers, stating that the task has proved successful as for the past one month he resumed at Ilesa Area command, there had not been any report of armed robbery.
He said to maintain the tempo, the police would need support of the local government council chairmen in the area of logistics, as he enjoined the people to always report to the nearest police station information about dubious people in their midst, stating that the police treat such information with confidentiality.
Present at the meeting are police officers from the two police stations in Ilesa, representative of Road Safety Commander, Ilesa Unit, traditional rulers, chiefs and numerous indigenes of the ancient town including representatives of companies and banking industry in Ilesa.