The people of the Ido-Ekiti headquarters of Ido/Osi Local Government, Ekiti State, have donated office and residential accommodation to the Army and Police units in the town.
The facilities, equipped with modern conveniences and jointly provided by the Ido Progressive Association and Ido Town Council, were put in place to motivate soldiers and policemen serving in the community for better performance in providing security and checking activities of men of the underworld. Residents told Daily Trust that the collaboration with security agencies became necessary to curb kidnappings, robberies and threats to life and property, which they said were commonplace in Ido until the deployment of a unit of soldiers and siting of a police Area Command in the town.
During the presentation of the facilities yesterday to the security agencies, the traditional ruler of Ido-Ekiti, the Olojudo, Oba Ayorinde Ilori Faboro, said the gesture was the community’s contribution to appreciate government’s efforts in keeping criminals at bay.
Oba Faboro said the community was providing the Area Command and the soldiers with suitable office and residential accommodation for a successful take-off of the new police formation, and as an incentive to the soldiers, whom he said had been in the community for about three years and had helped to control kidnapping.