Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has revealed that internet fraudsters, also known as yahoo boys and other criminals have threatened to come after him, following his resolve to wage war against them.
This comes after the relaunch of OP-MESA, where he declared war on Yahoo boys as well as kidnappers.
Speaking on Wednesday at while meeting Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in Abeokutain Abeokuta, Abiodun said the criminals are feeling the heat of the newly relaunched security outfit.
He said the criminal elements have decided to go after him because he had made life unbearable for them.
The governor however, vowed that he would continue to make life unbearable for enemies of the state.
He said; “After we launched our OP-MESA last week, I understand that they have been working extremely hard, infact, what I heard is that those criminals are now saying that Dapo Abiodun is making life unbearable for them and that they are going to also come after me. Well, let me assure you that I will continue to make life intolerable and unbearable for you and I’m waiting for you.”
Speaking on the meeting with Makinde, Abiodun noted that kidnappings and other crimes are rampant at the border communities of the two states, hence, the need for a bilateral agreement.
On his part, Gov Makinde said the joint security meeting “is the right thing to do and it is absolutely important we do it.”
The Oyo governor said he and Abiodun had defied political party differences and pursued a common goal of fighting insecurity in their states.
He insisted that state policing is vital to addressing insecurity challenges at the grassroots.