Brigadier-General Charles Ofoshe who happens to be the Commander of the 32 Artillery Brigade in Ondo State has declared that the Nigerian Army is battle-ready for criminals in the state, saying criminals will be fished out of their hideouts.
He also said the military and other security agencies would continue to protect the lives and property of the people of the state.
Ofoshe said this on Friday while receiving some communication gadgets given by a businessman, Chief Rotimi Ibidapo, in Akure, the state capital.
The army boss said his men were on the ground in collaboration with other security agents to maintain law and order in the state.
The commander said the equipment would be judiciously used for effective security communication and strengthening of security in the state.
Ibidapo, who was accompanied to the brigade by the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, noted that peace was imperative to the development of any community, adding that there was a need for government-private partnership on security issues.
He said, “If there is no peace, there will not be investment. Relatively, that is a key factor to the development of the state. All this cannot be left in the hands of the government alone.”