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Growing insecurity in Ondo, Govt bans Okada

By Technocrat Media
AKURE – Ondo State Government worried by the spate of increase in crime rate in the State aftermath of the governorship election, has taken some new measures to stop the rising cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, and attacks.
The commissioner for information, Mr. Donald Ojogo in a press release made available to newsmen in Akure said the government is worried and came up with new measures to restore peace in all parts of the State and called on all security agents to rise up to the challenge.
According to the press release, the Ondo State Government has noted with concern, the worrisome spike in crime rate across the State. In particular, security reports at the disposal of the Government are considered signs deserving of serious attention.
Specifically, the last week witnessed an unimaginable upsurge in the robbery, kidnapping, and in some cases, murder. This is no doubt, condemnable.
Government, therefore, urges all security agencies to come out and confront this abhorrent development. Every necessary support in terms of both human and logistics aids shall be provided to ensure the safety of residents within the State.
As a Government, one major responsibility is the provision of security as well as protection of lives and property. In this regard, measures aimed at achieving such goals are the least Government can enunciate.
Consequently, the governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has directed with immediate effect as follows:
  • That all commercial motorcycle operators, otherwise known as Okada, are to, henceforth, operate within the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. In other words, none in this category shall operate beyond 6 pm in the evening. Anyone found flouting this directive shall have his motorcycle impounded.
  • That all vehicles with unauthorized tinted glasses are hereby banned from plying the roads. Every such vehicle without a duly certified permit issued by a relevant security agency shall be impounded.
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Finally, it is pertinent to reiterate that security enhancement and the war against insecurity are everybody’s responsibility. While the government and the security agencies play their parts, it is expected that the citizens also support by way of collaborating with the relevant agencies of government.
In this regard, residents of the State are urged to provide useful information about crime, criminal elements, and activities in their immediate environment.
Let’s collectively keep our State safe. Expose criminals.
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