The Ogun Assembly on Friday urged security agencies to ensure proper surveillance on the activities of herdsmen, particularly those said to be moving toward Opeji, Adatan and other parts of Abeokuta.
The Speaker of the House, Suraj Adekunbi, made the plea at plenary while responding to submissions made by members of the house under personal explanations on the activities of herdsmen in the state.
Adekunbi said security was one of the major priorities of the administration in the state, warning that nothing must be allowed to undermine the security of the state.
He said that all agencies saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace and tranquility needed to be on alert to nip any criminal activity in the bud.
Earlier, Yetunde Sogbein-Adekanbi had said the presence of herdsmen was initially felt in Baale village, adding that they later migrated and settled at Akingbade village in Alabata ward.
She added that the development had created fear and anxiety among the people.
In another development, Wale Alausa, the Minority Leader, had lauded the Ibikunle Amosun-led administration for rehabilitating the Adeola Odutola road in Ijebu Ode.
Alausa, however, pleaded with the government to ensure rehabilitation of more roads in the constituency.
The lawmaker, who spoke under personal explanation, commended the administration’s infrastructural drive, especially on road construction and rehabilitation.
He added that the massive investment in infrastructural development had improved the socio-economic development of the state.
The lawmaker also requested the rehabilitation of the Ijagun-Odogbolu road to ease human and vehicular movement.