The Speaker of Oyo State Home of Meeting, Adebo Ogundoyin has reacted to the varied killing, assaults and kidnapping of harmless residents in Ibarapa geo-political zone of the State.
DAILY POST reviews that Ogundoyin, who’s from Eruwa in Ibarapa East native authorities space is talking for the primary time, weeks after the killing of no fewer than 4 individuals and kidnap of no fewer than three individuals in Ibarapa geo-political zone the place he hails from.
DAILY POST remembers that Ibarapa geo-political zone, which consists of three native authorities areas in Oyo South District, Ibarapa North, Ibarapa East and Ibarapa Central Native authorities areas, have witnessed sequence of assaults, killings and kidnapping by some individuals suspected to be herdsmen in current instances.
Final yr, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) Mr. Fatai Aborode was killed by but to be recognized gunmen.
On January 4th, Oyo State Police command confirmed the killing of three individuals, together with proprietor of a petroleum station in Idere in Ibarapa Central native authorities space. The police additionally confirmed the kidnapping one Dr. Akindele in Aiyete in Ibarapa North Native authorities space.
One other farmer, Monsuru Aderoju was additionally kidnapped at Oke Agbede in Igangan in Ibarapa zone. He was kidnapped on Monday 4th January, 2021.
Three individuals had been reportedly killed when Amotekun operatives engaged some youths in Tapa city in Ibarapa North Native authorities space.
Few days later, about three individuals had been reportedly killed throughout a conflict between Amotekun operatives and a few suspected criminals in Aiyete city.
DAILY POST learnt that varied stakeholders within the zone have questioned the Speaker’s silence on the varied safety breaches within the zone he represents.
Ogundoyin has, nevertheless, damaged silence by saying that each essential step is being perfected to handle insecurity within the zone.
The Speaker, who stated it was time for each son and daughter of the zone to return collectively for a synergy of plans and actions, famous that this grew to become crucial with a purpose to collectively free Ibarapaland from the grip and shackles of criminally minded individuals.
Ogundoyin in an announcement made out there to DAILY POST Monday night added that safety of lives and property remained the precedence of the current authorities within the State.
He stated “Safety and welfare of residents is the first duty of Authorities. My conferences with completely different stakeholders and safety Chiefs in the previous couple of weeks on the spate of kidnappings, armed robberies, assassination and different crimes in Ibarapaland have revealed the necessity for a synergy of plans. Usually safety plans and methods usually are not made public in disaster state of affairs like this.
“Nevertheless, we are going to work in tandem with the stakeholders and the safety heads to make sure implementation of our methods. That is why all stakeholders are anticipated to attend the summit in order that we will additional positive tune methods of securing our land and exposing the evil doers who’re all out to shed our blood and dispossess us of our hard-earned cash and properties.
“I’ve all the time been championing the course of my individuals, even our farmers and that is evident within the anti-open listening to and grazing legislation which the home below my management labored assiduously to cross.
“I need to say that the current administration in Oyo State is dedicated to selling safety and as a part of the Authorities of the day I’ll by no means toy with the problem of insecurity in my zone, Ibarapaland. Nevertheless, we should not enable the state of affairs to degenerate into full blown tribal or ethnic feud.
“We should keep away from turning our land to a conflict zone. Every part potential have to be finished to make sure that our land doesn’t turn out to be a battle subject or a conflict zone. No one prays for conflict in our land and that is why we have now to return to a spherical desk in order to agree on how greatest to method this concern. The debilitating results of conflict and battle are higher imagined than skilled. Ibarapaland is a land of peace and should not be turned to a theatre of conflict.”