Written by Doyin Adebusuyi, Ado Ekiti
Security has been beefed up across Ekiti State, especially the state capital, Ado Ekiti, as a former Head of State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) arrives the state today to commission the 12,000 seat Ekiti Parapo Square in Ado-Ekiti.
The programme is part of activities marking the fourth anniversary of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration which terminates on October 16 with the inauguration of Mr. Ayo Fayose as the new governor. The square, which is one of the legacy projects of the administration, will be inaugurated by Buhari and supported by other eminent Nigerians.
Our correspondent observed yesterday that soldiers had taken over security in the state as they were seen conducting searches on vehicles and individuals on major roads.
The state has been thrown into crisis since the invasion of state high courts and attacks on judges by some political thugs and the subsequent murder of the former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Chief Omolafe Aderiye by those suspected to be hired assassins in the state last week.
The governor has since then declared a dusk to dawn curfew in order to curb the crisis.
While a security source confirmed that one of the reasons for the deployment of soldiers was as a result of Buhari’s visit, he also said there was a rumour that some politicians were planning to carry out a reprisal in the state.