State Commandant, Ekiti Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Joe Komolafe (retd.), said on Friday that security agencies in Ekiti State had taken proactive steps to prevent terror attacks on public places in the state and were on the alert.
Also, Komolafe called on residents in the state to be vigilant and be willing to volunteer information to assist security agencies to checkmate crimes.
The Amotekun Commandant said: “Not only Amotekun, but all the security agencies have also put our heads together and we have taken steps to prevent such a thing.
“Apart from that, everybody in the state – individuals, churches, mosques, malls, markets, business places, event centers, and schools among others – should try as much as possible to have the telephone numbers of security agencies around them in case of emergency and in case you notice anything, you can call, the reaction time will be very short.
“People should be very vigilant, if you see strange faces, do not be afraid to accost them or report. If you do these, they will know that you are vigilant.
Equally important, Komolafe, who said Christians and Muslims have been going to their places of worship all along; however, assured, “On Sunday, people could go to their churches to serve their God. All they need to do is to be vigilant. Be your brother’s keeper. All the security agencies in the state are on the alert.”
Meanwhile, fresh violence between the Lunguda and Hausa settlers in Boshikiri has; claimed over 30 lives with several homes and property destroyed.
The conflict raged for two days and spread to Lafiya, Mumseri, Mere, Kupte, and Zakawon communities, on Wednesday, forcing the state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, to impose a; curfew on troubled areas to restore peace and order.
The governor in a message warned troublemakers to desist from testing his will; vowing to be hard on anyone caught fanning the embers of conflict in the area.
In a statement by his press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, the governor said he was; disturbed by the recurring communal clashes in the areas.