An emergence meeting of the Ondo State Security Council meeting has ended in Akure, the State Capital.
The meeting according to the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, deliberated on steps being taken to get the kidnapped Permanent Secretary of the State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Niran Ikuomola released from his abductors.
Governor Akeredolu said the State Government was deeply concerned about the development and assured that efforts were being coordinated at ensuring early reunion of Dr Ikuomola with his family members who was kidnapped in Kogi State on his way to Abuja for official assignment on Sunday.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, Mrs Hilda Harrison-Ibifuro has briefed the press on the outcomes of this month’s State Security Council meeting held at the ,Governor’ Office in Alagbaka, Akure.
The Commissioner who noted though crime has no boundary, reiterated efforts of all securities agencies in the state at ensuring early release of the two kidnapped victims.
The meeting which had Heads of Army, Navy, Customs, Prisons, Prisons ,Immigration,Road Safety Corps and Police in attendance also agreed that it was a security threat and that Ondo State would never be made comfortable for criminals.
While promising adequate security for lives and property in the state, Mrs Harrison-Ibifuro said that the Ondo State Government has directed regular clearance of bushes across the three major roads linking the state with other neighbouring states.
Mrs Hilda Harrison-Ibifuro listed the affected roads to include Ilesha-Akure; Isę-Isua to Kogi and Ore to Ogun States.
Calling on traditional rulers, caretaker Chairmen and other citizens to heed the directive, the Police Commissioner maintained that clearing of the bushes would prevent criminals and hoodlums who usually use the road verges for their nefarious activities.