Sunday, May 9

INSECURITY: Makinde, CP In Ibarapaland, Meet Stakeholders

To ease tension and find lasting solutions to the insecurity bedeviling the people of Ibarapaland, Governor Seyi Makinde and new commissioner of police, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko yesterday passed the night in Igbo-Ora, headquarters of Ibarapa Central local government.

Makinde’s visit came after many people had criticized him for not visiting the zone where killer Fulani bandits have been killing and kidnapping the people.

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Sunday, met with selected stakeholders, local government chairpersons and political office holders from Ibarapa zone, where he declared that the problems of the people are his problems.

The governor, who stated this while speaking in Igbo Ora, said that he felt the pains of the people of the area and that the visit would enable him to find lasting solutions to the lingering insecurity issues in the area.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying these while addressing council chairpersons and political office holders from Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East and Ibarapa North, in Igbo Ora, late on Sunday.

Recall that a popular Yoruba freedom campaigner issued an unconstitutional 7-day quit notice ultimatum to Fulanis living in the area after the Fulanis have been blamed for the series of deaths, kidnappings, rape and other vices in happening in and around the community.

Makinde, who arrived Ibarapaland yesterday afternoon, and met political appointees from the zone immediately in Igbo-Ora, is billed to visit Igangan Monday morning.

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