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Fall Out of Security Meeting Sunday Igboho appeals for calm

The Yoruba activist who took battle to the Fulani territory over alleged spate of kidnapping and killings in Oyo State, Sunday Igboho has appealed to the people of Igangan, ibarapa LGA of Oyo to remain calm.

He was still wearing the same French suit he wore on Friday, when he first addressed the people, with the video going viral.

This time, he came to report back on his meeting with the new Police Commissioner in Oyo state and the Area Commander.

According to him, he met with the Police Commissioner Ngozi Onadeko and her deputy and he was not arrested, despite the order of Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde.

Igboho said he got assurances from the police on the security of the area and in turn, he appealed to the people to cooperate with the Police Area Commander and other policemen.

He said from now on, more policemen will be drafted to the area to maintain law and order. He also reported that the commissioner of police will be visiting the town and other towns to re-assure the people that there will no longer be kidnapping or killings by Fulani herdsmen.

It appeared however that he was not absolutely right on when the commissioner will come on a visit, as she visited today, in company of Fatai Owoseni, the Special Adviser on security to Governor Seyi Makinde.

According to Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press secretary to Governor Makinde, the delegation toured the trouble spots of Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of the state.

They conducted on-the-spot assessment of the tension-soaked communities of Igangan, Tede and Ago Are communities.

In the entourage were also senior Police officers including Deputy Commissioners of Police and Mobile Police Commanders.

Ngozi Onadeko sued for peace, while also declaring the readiness of the Police to embark on a thorough investigation to ensure justice for victims of kidnapping, armed robbery, rape and other crimes.

Owoseni, a former commissioner of police in Lagos, also appealed to community leaders, youths and Hausa-Fulani residents to eschew violence and live in peace.

Owoseni told the people to be vigilant and ensure they identify the criminal elements among them for prosecution by the Police, declaring that no one should take laws into his hands.

He also debunked insinuations that Governor Makinde has abandoned the people to their fate, adding that at least 51 suspected perpetrators of kidnapping, rape and banditry are currently in police net from Oke Ogun axis.

He said that government would ensure that justice prevails in the cases involving the arrested lot, adding, however, that the people must remain vigilant.

“If you see something, say something,” Owoseni counseled residents of the visited communities. The delegation also visited the razed home of the Seriki Fulani in Igangan, where it assessed the extent of damage and promised thorough investigation.

Secretary of Igangan Development Advocates, Lawal Akeem, who spoke in Igangan, said that the people were tired of the antics of the Seriki Fulani, Alhaji Saliu Abdukadir, whom he accused of complicity in different cases.


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