Sunday, May 9

Insecurity: Oyo, Kwara Collaborate On Border Communities

Oyo and Kwara state governments are to set up a working team to look into security challenges between the two states around its borders following security threats in some parts of Oyo leading to movement of people from Oyo state to Kwara.

The team is also expected to address issues of movement of internally displaced persons between the two states.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state made this known after a closed door meeting with the Governor of Kwara state,Mr AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman  and security heads in both states including the traditional rulers within the border towns.

According to governor Makinde, the step became imperative as the internally displaced persons have now spread across thirteen villages and seven local government areas in Kwara state.

Governor Makinde said there would be a renewed commitment to deepen intelligence through collaboration with traditional rulers around border towns and security operatives.

The governor while thanking the government of Kwara state and heads of the joint security team for both states, said Oyo would further synegize with Kwara on national livestock transformation plans since the state has begun implementation on the policy.

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