FG needs to act on forests harbouring criminals – Abiodun


By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun has challenged the Federal Government to come up with a concrete action plans on how to rid the nation’s forests of criminals using them as hideouts and launch bases for their activities.

He spoke at the weekend after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He lamented that criminals from neighbouring countries had been taking advantage of the porous nature of the nation’s borders to exploit Nigerians.

He urged the federal government to initiate concrete steps to tighten the nation’s borders to prevent influx of foreigners who engage in criminals activities and flee to their countries afterwards.

The Governor further explained that though there are people who legitimately reside in the forests, they have also become the home and operation bases of criminals stoking ethnic tensions around the country.

He also admonished local northern traditional…



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