The Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde has appealed to the Nigerian army to deploy troops to border towns in the state to check the influx of criminal-minded people into the country.
The Governor made the call while receiving the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, who led other top military personnel on a courtesy visit to the Governor in Ibadan.
Represented by his deputy, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan,the Governor noted that the border towns in Oke-Ogun area of the state were porous.
He said the challenge of insecurity was not peculiar to Oyo State alone, saying the problem was across the country.
He urged the security agencies to intensify efforts in tackling the menace and restore permanent security of lives and property across the country.
The Governor, who said there was an effective synergy between all security agencies and the state government, promised to continue sustaining the cordial relationship.