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Foreigners Are Fueling Insecurity In Oyo, Makinde Warns Monarchs

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, says some foreigners without proper documentation are contributing to the insecurity challenges in the state.

He said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa.

Makinde said that his administration would commence the checks to ensure that foreigners in the state were properly documented.

He called on traditional rulers to ensure proper documentation before allocating land to any foreigner, saying such would not be tolerated.

The governor had in December said fighters from Mali, a West African country, were making serious attempts to cross into the state from the Saki border.

The statement read, “The governor equally warned traditional rulers and village heads against allocating lands to undocumented foreigners, stating that some undocumented individuals had been contributing to insecurity in the state.

“So, we are going to provide some documentation for them. Those who work in the mining site will be documented and a task force is being set up to do this.”

Makinde also said motorcycle riders would be registered to be able to monitor them but threatened that their operations would stop if their leaders failed to get them registered.

“But if they would not register their people, we will be left with no choice than to just regulate the hours in which they operate. So, I am hopeful that they will cooperate with us by getting their people registered,” he added.

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