Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has promised to make the state hot for those involved in cultism and kidnapping.
To make good his threat, the governor has given security agencies in the state a marching order to fish out those involved in the killing of two students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
He promised to eject cultists from tertiary institutions in the state just the same way he ended herdsmen menace in Ekiti
Fayose, in a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said security agents had been placed on the alert to secure some points in the state that some people wanted to turn to kidnapping spots.
The governor, who expressed disgust at last week’s Monday killing of Ojo Segun and Monday’s killing of Ayodele Temilade, both of EKSU, vowed that the culprits would not go unpunished, adding that the Ekiti State House of Assembly would enact a law soon to prohibit cultism in the state.
“We won’t allow anybody to tarnish the image of EKSU and the state. We have been experiencing peace in the state and the recent killings are condemnable. The police will surely fish out the perpetrators. I won’t allow anybody to turn the institution into a place of bloodshed.
“I have told the management of the institution to stamp out cult activities. People sent to go and study should face their studies squarely. Also, security agents are monitoring the activities of some bad eggs who want to turn Ogotun-Igbaraoke-Ikere axis and Oye-Imojo-Ayede axis to kidnappers’ areas of operation. We are on top of the situation and there is no hiding place for criminal elements in the state,” he said.
While urging the public not to aid or abet criminals and their activities, he added that some dedicated telephone lines: 09030002151, 09030002161 and 08062336577, had been made available for them to contact the police.
On the declining allocation to the state, Fayose accused the Federal Government of borrowing to fund its activities and using the income accruing to all tiers of government to service and repay such loans.
He added that he had taken the Federal Government to court on the matter.
He stated that the N2.4bn that the state government got this month was not enough to pay workers’ salaries, while what came to the 16 local governments would also not be able to meet their statutory obligations.
On the rancour-free atmosphere prevailing in the political cycle, Fayose said he was never out to hunt any perceived enemy and warned the opposition not to heat up the polity with blatant lies and propaganda.
He promised to set up a Public Complaint Commission before leaving office for the public to have means of expressing their views about issues and having a shoulder to lean on.