Ekiti Govt Reassures Citizens No Ondo Herdsmen Crosses State Boundary
Ekiti State government has reassured its citizens that no herdsmen fleeing Ondo State are relocating to Ekiti forests as a result of the 7-day ultimatum given to them by Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Ekiti State commissioner for information and values orientation, Akin Omole, said in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday that the news report was not true in any way.
He urged residents in Ekiti State to be reassured of security to their lives and properties adding that relevant security agencies including the State Amotekun Corps are monitoring the state boundaries round the clock.
According to him, 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.
“The State Government sympathises with all those who were affected by this and would like the community to be assured 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”, Omole stated.
He also said the state government is working to ensure the wellbeing of people in the state, 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.
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