SGF draws battle plan against terrorists

Members of the Southwest Governors Forum are reorganizing the security arrangement to prevent another terrorist attack.

Their action follows the June 5 attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State by those described by the Federal Government as aided by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The governors of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Ondo states resolved to hold a physical meeting on a new plan to secure the Southwest from such invasion and killings after a virtual meeting at the weekend.

At the meeting, they resolved to tackle terrorism vigorously to prevent a repeat of the Owo killings.

They also directed the regional security outfit, Amotekun, to contain the influx of Okada riders into the six states.

The governors, who declared a three-day mourning period to symbolize their collective concern, directed that flags should fly at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities, and official residences in Southwest in honor of victims of Owo attack. The mourning period starts today.

A communique after the virtual meeting with the governors recommended increased surveillance on the activities of those they termed undocumented settlers by relevant security agencies in the region.



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