Ogun Partners Lagos, Oyo To Flush Out Killer Herdsmen

1/22/2022 9:54:00 AM

Ogun Partners Lagos, Oyo To Flush Out Killer Herdsmen

Ogun Partners Lagos, Oyo To Flush Out Killer Herdsmen

Ogun State government on Friday, said it has forged a partnership with the two neighbouring states of Lagos and Oyo to tackle the menace of killer

The chairman of the state chapter of the South West Security Network, code named “Amotekun”, Dave Akinyemi who spoke with newsmen yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital said the partnership became necessary following the upsurge in criminal activities, particularly the menace of suspected Fulani herdsmen terrorising motorists on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway corridor and escaping into the forest.

Akinyemi, who recalled how eight villages in the Imeko-Afon local government area of the state came under attacks of some murderous herders, particularly at Idofa village, where five persons were killed and property worth several millions of naira destroyed, also explained that the state was already collaborating with Oyo and Lagos to comb its forests and smoke out the harbingers of destruction.

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herdsmen, kidnappers as well as other bandits operating in its forests.End killings, kidnappings, Reps tell police, DSS, others An 18-passenger bus driver shuttling Lagos and Ibadan, Fatai Alatise, appealed to the police to beef up security on the expressway, saying there was a need for regular patrol to keep the attacks at bay.All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Governor Dapo Abiodun has been split into factions over a letter of suspension addressed to Adetola Kadiri, mother of the impeached Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Dare Kadiri.within the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress.

The chairman of the state chapter of the South West Security Network, code named “Amotekun”, Dave Akinyemi who spoke with newsmen yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital said the partnership became necessary following the upsurge in criminal activities, particularly the menace of suspected Fulani herdsmen terrorising motorists on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway corridor and escaping into the forest. Akinyemi, who recalled how eight villages in the Imeko-Afon local government area of the state came under attacks of some murderous herders, particularly at Idofa village, where five persons were killed and property worth several millions of naira destroyed, also explained that the state was already collaborating with Oyo and Lagos to comb its forests and smoke out the harbingers of destruction. She added, “It is unfortunate we have to worry over a journey between Ibadan and Lagos. Emphasizing that provision of adequate security has been a cardinal and focal point of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration, Akinyemi, a retired police commissioner, declared that the incumbent administration in Ogun will not allow any part of the state to be taken over by terrorists, killer herdsmen, kidnappers or bandits who felt the state can be a safe haven for them to unleash mayhem on the people.O. ADVERTISEMENT Noting that it will preposterous to suggest that Abiodun or any other governor from the South West has been playing politics with the lives of the people, the Amotekun chairman further stated that the Abiodun led administration was not unaware of its constitutional responsibility of securing lives and property of her citizens and is doing so in many areas. “I hope the government will take this issue seriously and not play politics with it. He explained that with the resurgence in cases of kidnapping on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Amotekun personnel in Ogun and Oyo states are now combing the forests to dislodge the terrorists, a move that he said, has been yielding positive results. Sola Jaiyeola, Hon.

He said that the state government has concluded arrangements to fortify all the 20 local government areas of the state with Amotekun operatives, adding that this will be complemented by some operatives, who recently concluded their training and are waiting to be mobilized.” On Tuesday, an actor, Adeniyi Johnson, equally wrote about the prevailing insecurity on the expressway on his Twitter handle, @AdeniyijohnsonO. Mrs Kadiri told journalists that she has reached out to the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, over the letter. YOU MAY .