A cleric, Prophet Christopher Owolabi on Wednesday, called for synergy among security agencies to reduce the spate of armed robbery, kidnapping and other vices, especially at the grassroots.
Owolabi, the General Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church Ori-Oke Irapada, Omu-Aran made the call during a special prayer session aimed at attracting unity and socio-economic development to the town.
The cleric described the incessant armed robbery, especially on commercial banks in communities across the country as worrisome and a source of concern to religious leaders.
He said such collaboration was needed to assist in channeling adequate resources and improvement on information and intelligent gathering among different security agencies to boost their operations.
The clergy expressed regret that the incessant armed robbery on banks had compounded the suffering of the people occasioned by the nation’s economic difficulties.
“Many of the banks involved in the ugly incident of armed robbery attack were still under lock and key nationwide.
“Apart from the loss of life, the burden and untold hardship being faced by the people as a result of the indefinite closure of the banks remained enormous.
“I think every security agencies, including the local vigilante group, need to work closely in fashioning workable solution to the menace, especially at the grassroots, “he said.
Owolabi enjoined the citizens to volunteer adequate and reliable information to assist the security agencies in carrying out their civic responsibilities.
He urged the wealthy individuals to always extend their assistance to the needy and the under-privilege in the society for them to live comfortably.
“This is the best time to be our brothers’ keeper and put aside our diverse ethno-religion, cultural and political background to move the country forward economically.
“The wealthy ones should assist the poor and the needy, morally and financially without any condition attached whatsoever.
“And surely there is going to be light at the end of the tunnel,”Owolabi said.