JUST IN: Osinbajo visits Pa Fasoranti, says FG will deploy Military, Helicopters, to fish out killers

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Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on behalf of the Federal Government, has on Sunday, July 14, paid a condolence visit to the home of the Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, with an assurance that the Federal Government will deploy all options to put an end to the security challenges in the country.

Osinbajo described the death of the daughter of the Afenifere Leader, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Friday, July 12, along Benin/Ore road, as a massive tragedy.

According to reports, Osinbajo who arrived at the Fasoranti residence at exactly 9:10am, in the company of the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, said that the Federal Government will explore all options, including deploying Soldiers on the highways, towards addressing the growing cases of security challenges in Nigeria.

According to him, the Federal Government is working towards a workable overhauling of the nation’s security architecture, disclosing that President Muhammadu Buhari has met with all the Security Chiefs, towards re-strategising on the war against security breaches.

He confirmed that the Inspector-General of Police has also laid out a new policy on community policing, to enhance intelligence gathering, while assuring Nigerians that the government is committed to providing all logistics to prosecute the fight against criminality.

He appealed to Nigerians to be calm, while assuring that the present administration remains committed to the security of lives and property.

His words: “As you know, I am here to commiserate with the families of Olakunrin and Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

“This is a massive tragedy as you can imagine. We have seen it replicated here and there, which is kidnapping, death and killings.

“As you all know, the President has very recently met not only the Service Chiefs, but also the IGP, and he has laid out a new policy of the community policing.

“One of the most important things in this sort of crime, is that they are largely economic crimes, people try to make money by kidnapping.

“One of the most important thing is intelligence gathering, that is why we have the community policing system, where Policemen would be trained in their own Local Government, and they would remain there. This is as close as we get to the community policing structure that we expect to have.
“The other thing of course is that we are also engaging the Army, so that there will be a bit of more Military presence, especially along the road. The Inspector-General of Police has already committed to ensuring that there is full coverage of the Police and even helicopters.”

He said further: “To fastening the search for these killers, and also to ensure that there is adequate presence to deter this kind of terrible situation from reoccurring.

“We are looking at the whole security architecture, and trying to ensure that we are able to scale up and ensure that we are able to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.

“Security in a big county like Nigeria as you can imagine, the challenge is dynamic, and we also have to be consistently dynamic, to ensure that we are able to beat the challenges as they appear.

“I think that we can be very hopeful that we would see peace and calm, as some of the steps we are taking come to fruition. You know also we met with the Governors in South-West and in the different zones, and everybody is coming to ensure that security is adequate, and everyone feels safe and secure”, Osinbajo said.