Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has raised the alarm over the infiltration of the country’s South-West geopolitical zone by bandits from neighbouring countries through the Oke Ogun area of the state.
Makinde, who also said the state government had devised means to counter the bandits, maintained that operations of the Amotekun security outfit had been yielding results in curtailing the menace.
The governor spoke during his visit to Saki town in Oyo State.
According to him, terrorists and bandits from Mali and other countries in the West African region are entering through a border in Saki, and this has been disturbing to his government.
The governor said, “So, it was really tasking. Of course, in our locality here, the issue of banditry is also another issue. For instance, Saki shares an international border and it is more of an international issue because we have bandits all the way from Mali that are trying to cross.
“Once they gain entrance into anywhere they can operate, they will stay there.
“When we inaugurated Amotekun, you gave us your support. When some bandits went to the bush at Kishi, we were able to flush them out with all the efforts of all of us here. So, we want to use this opportunity to say thank you to you all.”