The Oyo State House of Assembly has called on the state government to ensure a speedy implementation of the various resolves and recommendations made by stakeholders at the end of the recent security summit in Ibadan.
This is as the House also called on Governor Seyi Makinde to prevail on the various security agencies to beef up security to reduce crimes, especially the rising cases of kidnapping and ritual killings witnessed in some parts of the state.
These were parts of the resolutions of the House while deliberating on a motion on the need to bring an end to cases of kidnapping and ritual killings now rampant in Oke Ogun, Oyo, Ibarapa and others.
The motion was jointly sponsored by three lawmakers- Mustapha Olawale (Kajola), Peter Ojedokun (Ibarapa Central/Ibarapa North) and Isiaka Tunde (Oyo East/Oyo West).
The plenary presided over by Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin equally called on the heads of security agencies to synergise in ensuring that perpetrators of kidnapping and ritual killings are apprehended and also prosecuted to serve as deterrent to other criminally minded individuals across the state.
Ogundoyin noted that it was unfortunate that many residents of Oyo State and Nigerians are worried because of the spate of kidnapping and ritual killings.
He urged security agents to be more proactive in tackling the menace, saying: “It is high time we tackle the issue of kidnapping headlong as the ugly act seems to be on the increase, especially among people identified as foreigners.”
The sitting equally recommended the use of vigilance groups in local government areas to complement the efforts of security agencies at ending the activities of kidnappers and ritual killers.