Oyo State needs more deployment of riot policemen and a full support of the Federal Government for its joint security outfit, Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday told President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also said his drive “is to secure the state by going after criminals who are the real enemies of the people.”
The governor spoke yesterday after a meeting with the President at Aso Villa in Abuja.
President Buhari also met separately with Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and on Tuesday night with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The meetings were held in connection with the security situation in the Southwest, especially in Oyo and Ondo states, where activities of herders have created a major challenge, following Akeredolu’s ultimatum to herders to vacate the Reserve forests in the state.
An activist, Sunday Igboho, and his men marched on Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, sacking the Seriki Fulani from the town and torching some buildings.
Akeredolu declined to speak to reporters after the meeting.