In line with the newest studies, the Ogun State Authorities has denied insinuations it requested assist from fashionable Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho to deal with the menace of herdsmen killings.
This comes after Igboho stormed Ogun on Monday afternoon, declaring battle on killer herdsmen throughout the State
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In line with the Nations studies, Yewa North and Yewa South in Ogun West Senatorial District have been the epicentres of herdsmen assaults, killings, maiming and wanton destruction of farmlands.
The Nation had reported troopers accompanied herdsmen to villages and communities in Ketu the place they flogged indigenes for not permitting herdsmen graze on their farmland.
Talking together with his supporters on the Ita Oshin junction, Igboho mentioned he was heading to Yewaland to flush out legal herdsmen.
He mentioned: “We noticed there may be injustice from the herdsmen as a result of they’re near the FG. Any herdsman who engages in kidnapping ought to be flushed out.
“Not solely Igangan, we’re going to go to all Yorubaland. I’m going to Yewa as a result of that’s the place the Fulani are wrecking havoc.
“Allow us to thank the governor of the state. His love for folks of Ogun State made him to permit us go to the state. If not for his love for the folks of Ogun State, he wouldn’t have allowed us to come back to the state.”
However the Authorities mentioned it didn’t invite Igboho to flush out herdsmen.
Commissioner for Data and Technique, Abdulwaheed Odusile, in a press release, mentioned: “Within the interview, Hon Hazzan had mentioned that the state authorities, in its traditional inclusive method to governance, would proceed to work with all of the stakeholders, each inside and outdoors the state, to make sure safety of lives and properties.
‘’Sadly, nonetheless, this assertion was disingenuously twisted to imply that the State had invited Adeyemo to assist curb insecurity. That is regrettable and completely deceptive.
“Prince Dapo Abiodun’s administration, since inception, has been recognized to be inclusive in its method, all the time collaborating and fascinating with a variety of stakeholders.
“Safety isn’t any exception, ensuing within the achievement of the enviable standing and recognition as most safe state within the nation by many organisations.”
He added: “For avoidance of doubt, Ogun State Authorities will proceed to deploy all constitutionally sanctioned means to combat crimes and criminals within the state, together with working with establishments that the structure and different statutes have saddled with the duty of safety of lives and properties.
“Always, the Authorities will be sure that all safety businesses and certainly all stakeholders function inside the ambit of the legislation and can neither welcome nor endorse any initiative that quantities to self-help or is outdoors the contemplation of the structure, which is the bottom norm binding on all governments and individuals within the nation.”
Supply: The Guardian