Bandits Entering Southwest from Mali, other West African States- Makinde
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has raised an alarm over the increasing spate of terrorists in the Southwest, whom he believes are entering the region from Oke Ogun.
Makinde specifically said that he believes bandits and terrorists from neighbouring West African States like Mali, come into Nigeria via Saki, a town in Ogun State.
The Goevrnor made this known while on a visit to Saki, where he also said the Amotekun Corps were doing their best to help curtail the activities of bandits in the area.
He said, “So, it was really tasking. Of course, in our locality here, the issue of banditry is also another issue.
“For instance, Saki shares an international border and it is more of an international issue because we have bandits all the way from Mali that are trying to cross.”
“Once they gain entrance into anywhere they can operate, they will stay there. When we inaugurated Amotekun, you gave us your support. When some bandits went to the bush at Kishi, we were able to flush them out with all the efforts of all of us here. So, we want to use this opportunity to say thank you to you all.”