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‘Take Crucial Steps Now To Stop Killings in Oke-Ogun’ Group Charge Makinde 

The Head, Planning and Strategies of AOD, Comrade Alani Ismail, who signed the statement noted the recent attack by Fulani herders on some Oke-Ogun youths who were on sensitization tour on the development of the region, signalled the fact that urgent and crucial solutions should be found to the problem like it happened at Igangan and the rest of Ibarapa area of the State.

 ‘Take Crucial Steps Now To Stop Killings in Oke-Ogun’ Group Charge Makinde
An Oke-Ogun socio-political group, Alliance For Oke-Ogun Development (AOD), has called on Oyo State government to take crucial and urgent steps that will stop what they called ‘unrelenting attacks’ by suspected Fulani herdsmen on farmers and hapless citizens of the region.
The group said this in a statement made available to The Chronicler Newspaper on Saturday evening at Iseyin, where they urged Governor Seyi Makinde not to allow the State’s investment on security to go to waste by not taking decisions that will put fears in the minds of the criminals and stop their nefarious activities.
The Head, Planning and Strategies of AOD, Comrade Alani Ismail, who signed the statement noted the recent attack by Fulani herders on some Oke-Ogun youths who were on sensitization tour on the development of the region, signalled the fact that urgent and crucial solutions should be found to the problem like it happened at Igangan and the rest of Ibarapa area of the State.

“The time has ripened to cry out and our voice be heard by all concerned authorities in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State and Nigeria. It is a known fact that Governor Makinde had invested in the security of people in Oyo State after the Igangan incident last year. But to our surprise Oke-Ogun is yet to get her fair share of those benefits from Gov Makinde’s investment in the State. This is because, the way things are going now in oke-ogun calls for worries as a responsible youth group and tomorrow leaders of the region. It appears to us that those killer Fulanis who invaded Ibarapa last year have shifted their bestialities to Oke-Ogun region.

 

“This could be seen with an alarm that was raised by WSN Oyo state commander, Gen Kunle Togun a few weeks ago. It’s sad that after the alarm was raised by him and some of our members, leaders and government from Oke-Ogun and Oyo state government took no action in preparation for forestall possible violence attack by Fulani marauders. Regrettably,  before our very eyes, Last weekend a violence attack was launched in Alaga, Oke-Ogun, Atisbo local government area. The attack left scores in critical condition and our investigation revealed that many of the victims of this attack are between life and death.

“Similarly, on Thursday 23rd of June 2022 another attack was reported in Saki East local government area, investigation is still on to ascertain the degree of the attack as at time of issue this communiqué.

“We hereby as usual call on the government of Oyo state lead by Gov Seyi Makinde, his Deputy Engr. Rauf Remi Olaniyan, chairmen of local government areas and all other political office holders including political appointees from Oke- Ogun, to show more concern to the plight of ordinary people living in the region. We also call on our traditional rulers to swing into action with the sole aim of finding lasting solutions to the security challenges confronting our region.

“It’s our hope that the government, traditional rulers, religious leaders, social groups, media and other stakeholders will work in unison to confront the scourge before it consumes all of us because nobody and nowhere is safe in the Oke-Ogun region today. We are entitled to a better life irrespective of where we came from,” Alani pointed.