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The Army Is Needed To Chase Illegal Miners Out Of Osun State – Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has come out to ask for the support of the Army to tackle insecurity in the state.

This was recently revealed via a statement issued by Oyetola’s media aide, Ismail Omipidan on Friday disclosed the Governor stated this while receiving the General Officer Commanding, 2 Division of Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Major General Gold Chibuisi at his office in Osogbo.

According to him, the army is needed especially to flush illegal miners out of the state because their presence has been really harmful on residents.

He added that Osun State is always willing to work with security agencies and they are guaranteed the state’s support come rain, come shine.

His words, “We are always willing to work with security agencies. That is why we formalise regular support for the security agencies, particularly the military because the rate of insecurity is on the increase virtually across the country.”

“So, for this, we shall continue to need you, particularly at a time the issue of kidnapping, banditry among other criminal acts are on the increase. We will need more of your support to put an end to the influx of illegal miners in our State.”

“We need your assistance in that direction because regular forces might not be able to cope with the level of influx because it has been discovered that the illegal migrants have access to virtually all our roads. We need your support to be able to flush out all criminals coming into our State in disguise for mining.”

“We are desirous of development, and this can only be achieved in the atmosphere of peace. We welcome people who want to do legitimate business. We are very friendly and we are very accommodating, but if the peace of the State is being threatened by illegal migrants, then, we must ensure that they are flushed out and this can only be achieved through collaboration with security agencies.”

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