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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has advised the Federal Government to get drones for the military to support them tackle criminal activities in the state.
Fayemi appreciates the die-hard assistance of the military to put a stop to the insurgency in the North-East.
Nevertheless, Fayemi plea for more help for the forces to enable them to overcome other security challenges facing the country.
He made this known while welcoming the General Officer Commanding 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Maj Gen Anthony Omozeje in Ekiti state but was represented by his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi.
In a statement released by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, on Monday.
Ogunmola said, “The governor, who wanted the military in the state to prioritise the safety of life and property of Ekiti people, said he was expecting the Federal Government to give drones to the forces in the state to enable them to fish out miscreants.”
He promises the military chief that the state government would continue to support the army.
He said, “We appreciate your efforts, and we know what you are doing in the country as a whole, this is not an easy time for soldiers in the country. We are all humans, we know what you are going through, and we really appreciate.”
“I know you are everywhere in the country, the work you are doing in the far North is courageous; we need to thank all the soldiers that are involved. Your boss, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, is always in the picture of all things, I salute his courage.”
In response, the army chief, Omozoje appreciate the state government for supporting the army and affirm Fayemi that “the military would work with his administration to ensure the protection of life and property.”
He further said, the army “in creating an environment devoid of fear, threat or danger for the people.”
Omozeje said, “I am also here to see how my men are doing, what challenges they are facing, and what we could do to make them perform better.”