Following the last Sunday’s arrest of a suspected Boko Haram insurgent, Bashir Mohammed in Isua-Akoko, Akoko Southeast local government area of Ondo state, security has been beefed up especially in the four local government areas.
Our Correspondent observed that soldiers at various check points have embarked on intensive search of vehicles and passengers travelling on various routes in the area.
The 20-year old suspect while being paraded by the Police last Tuesday in Akure, said some of his colleagues were scattered in the Southwest states including Ondo state, thereby causing anxiety in the state.
At various motor parks and other public places, it was noticed that the photographs of the wanted Boko Haram members were conspicuously pasted.
The Chief Imam of Ikare Akoko,Sheik Abbas Abubakar urged residents not to entertain unknown persons in their houses or mosques.
He called for self-security consciousness to prevent unforeseen circumstances.
Also, at a meeting of the Ansar Ud deen(AUD) Society of Nigeria held on Saturday in Ikaram-Akoko, its National Organising Secretary,Alhaji Ibrahim Kilani condemned terrorism, stressing that Islam abhors killers of innocent souls.
Kilani urged the people, especially those in the border towns of Akokoland such as Ajowa,Isua and Akunnu to be more vigilant and report strange faces to security operatives around for prompt action.
The Commissioner of Police in the state,Olugbenga Adeyanju said the commitment of his command led to the arrest of the two suspected insurgents.