People of Ido-Ekiti, headquarters of Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, have donated office and residential accommodation to the Army and police units in the town.
The facilities were put in place to motivate soldiers and policemen serving in the community for better performance in providing security and check activities of men of the underworld.
The measure was taken to prevent kidnappings, robberies and threats to lives and property which were common in Ido until the deployment of a unit of soldiers and establishment of a Police Area Command in the town.
The residential and office buildings are equipped with modern conveniences and are a joint project of the Ido Progressive Association and Ido Town Council.
Speaking at a ceremony yesterday where the buildings were handed over to the security agencies, the Olojudo, Oba Ayorinde Ilori Faboro, said the gesture was the community’s contribution to appreciate their efforts in keeping criminals at bay.
Faboro said the community provided the Police Area Command with a suitable accommodation for successful take off of the new police formation.
The monarch said the Army was also provided accommodation as an incentive to the soldiers who have been in the community in the last three years and helped to nip kidnapping in the bud.
He explained that the Army unit had been doing a great job not only in Ido but in the entire Ekiti North Senatorial District.
The royal father charged the Army and police officers on ground to take good care of the facilities which, he noted, cost the community millions of Naira to put in place.
The facilities were handed over to the Police Area Commander, ACP Nicholas Tamunoemi and the Officer in Charge of the Army Unit, Warrant Officer Abdulkareem Abdulkadir.
The police created the new Area Command in Ido to oversee administration and operations in Ido-Osi, Moba and Ilejemeje local government areas.
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