Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has warned that terrorists are entering the South-West zone of the country through the Oke Ogun area of the state.
Makinde said the insurgents from Mali and other countries in the West African region are entering through the Saki border.
He raised these concerns when he visited Saki to discuss the issue of banditry and other insecurity challenges of the government. He said the issue of the banditry was a motivation to establish Amotekun, the local security outfit.
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.”