Group Calls for Community Participation in Tackling Insecurity

The Okun Youths For Social Impact has decried the growing incidence of kidnapping, banditry, terrorism, vandalism, cultism and armed robbery in Okunland, saying these developments are undermining the Kogi west developmental strides.

The group however called for community participation in the task of curtailing the menace.

The founder of the group, Comrade Ayodeji Ajayi stated that the current trend needs urgent support of all and sundry by supporting security apparatus in Okunland to end the menace.

Comr Ayodeji said the general insecurity in the land had continued to drive away investors whose activities could have served as a great boost to the socio-economic growth of the Okunland.


He said: no one is safe again. The reported cases of kidnapping, terrorism, banditry, armed robbery among others have taken the space of our daily routine and this is not good for us in Okunland”.

He explained that the group decided to embark on the enlightenment programme on the need for various communities in Kogi west to support security agencies through useful information that can put an end to the menace.

“These enemies of progress are living with us every day and night. The communities must rise up to expose them so as to help the security agencies to get rid of them and this is the reason we’ll be moving across the country to sensitise our various communities to assist the security agencies to tackle these problems”

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Earlier, the convener of the programme, Comr Ayodeji Ajayi, said a fundamental rethink was needed in order to come up with a workable approach to curtailing this menace. One of these approaches, according to him, is community policing, adding that if government synergises with the police the efforts will yield the desire fruits given the closeness of the police to the grassroot

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