By DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE—LEADER of the repentant militant group in Ondo State, Bibopere Ajube, weekend, raised the alarm over alleged involvement of some security personnel in the activities of some unrepentant militants who terrorise the people of the Niger Delta area of the state.
Speaking with newsmen, he said: ”The recent criminal activities in the area were caused by some criminals that were working with serving army and police officers.
He consequently asked the army and police authorities to investigate the activities of some of their officers in the state.
Meantime, some traditional rulers in Ondo Northern Senatorial District, weekend, unanimously endorsed the second term ambition of Governor Olusegun Mimiko and his deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi.
The first class Akoko traditional rulers, rising from a meeting in Ikare-Akoko area of the state, hinged their support on the “’excellent performance of the governor in the last three years.”
While saying that they would continue to pray for the continued success of the government, the monarchs lauded the state government for the development recorded in Akokoland within the last three years.
Oba Akadiri Momoh, Olukare of Ikare, presided over by the meeting held at his palace.
No fewer than 40 monarchs attended the meeting at which they declared “that the entire Akokoland would support Mimiko because of the infrastructural development his administration had initiated in the various communities in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the Obas Oba Akadiri listed the achievement of the present administration to include rehabilitation of roads, improvement in the health sector which has reduce maternal mortality, construction of Mother and Child Hospital, the construction of Mega Schools and the construction of Awara Dam.
Traditional rulers present at the meeting include Olubaka of Oka, Oba Adebori Adeleye; Zaki of Arigidi, Oba Yisa Olanipekun; Akala of Ikaramu-Akoko, Oba Andrew Momodu; and the Owa of Ogbagi, Oba Victor Adetona.
Others are: the Olosua of Isua-Akoko, Oba Adesunloye Oyolola; Olubaram of Ibaram, Oba Olusegun Atibioke, Alauga of Auga, Oba Samuel kehinde and Olufira of Ifira, Oba (Dr) Anthony Oluremi, among other prominent monarchs.