The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has been speaking on the Security Situation in the country especially in relation to the roles of paramilitary Security Agencies and carrying of arms while on duty.
Speaking on the Proposed Bill to establish the Ogun State Community Social Orientation and Safety Corps, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo commended the Governor Ibikunle Amosun for his focused efforts in making Ogun State safer for lives, property and business activities since he started to steer the ship of the State.
The Alake said that the Ogun State Traditional Council had sent a Memorandum to the Ogun State House of Assembly as support and contributions to the proposed bill especially to give it a bite in ensuring the safety of the operatives of the State Security Agency and those of the people they seek to protect.
The Egba Paramount Monarch explained that the bill had come at the most appropriate time in the History of Ogun State especially in regards to the current security breaches on its borders with the neighboring States of Lagos and Ondo as well as in the current issues of cultism, rapes, kidnapping and other related crime within the State itself.
Oba Alake however declared that the proposed Security outfit may fail to secure the state appropriately if it was ill-equipped to face already better armed criminals.
He explained that it was laughable for a security man attempting to arrest armed robbers or cultists carrying Ak47 assault rifles.
Oba Gbadebo recalled that immediately after he became the Alake of Egbaland he started to advocate that paramilitary security officers like Nigeria Civil Defense Corps and Nigerian Road Safety Corps should carry arms in self-defence and deterrence against criminal offenders
The Monarch however expressed satisfaction that the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps had been carrying arms thereby making its operations more effective . He however regretted that the Nigeria Road Safety Corps was yet to be allowed to carry arms in spite of apparent dangers accompanying its beats.