A monarch, Olola of Olla Kingdom in Kwara State, Oba Stephen Billy Olajide has advocated the use of traditional means to tackle security challenges, emphasising the need for the police authorities to provide necessary modern crime fighting tools to the police, such as CCTV cameras and drones in the forest and towns.
He spoke at a meeting on Monday, which is part of the efforts to find lasting solutions to the incessant kidnap and killings recorded in the areas in the last two weeks, held between the State Commissioner of Police, Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, traditional rulers and stakeholders of Isin and Ekiti local government areas of the State.
In his own speech at the meeting, the Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, Oba Olugbenga Oloyede Solomon reiterated the need for more security personnel, vehicles and other logistics, as well as motivating the vigilantes and hunters.
The Ardo of Fulani in Isanlu-Isin, who spoke on behalf of Fulani herders and Miyetti-Allah, pledged cooperation and support in the efforts to tackle security challenges in the areas.
Earlier in her address, CP Adelesi said the need to nip the incessant abductions and killings in the areas in the bud cannot be overemphasized, noting that all hands must be on deck to achieve the arduous task.
The CP who further advised the traditional rulers to warn their youths and others sabotaging the efforts of security agents to desist or else the long arms of the law would soon catch up with them, also counselled Fulani settlers, herders and non-natives, to cooperate with their landlords in jointly fighting the common enemies.