Community Leader, Amuzu Urges Gov Abiodun On Needs To Tackle Insecurity In The State - CAVEAT TIMES


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Community Leader, Amuzu Urges Gov Abiodun On Needs To Tackle Insecurity In The State

A community leader in Abeokuta, Chief Toyin Amuzu has called on the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to be pro-active and convey an emergency stakeholder's meeting on security of the state.

Amuzu, gave the advice while reacting to the recent attack by some suspected Fulani herdsmen who reportedly shot a woman, Morenikeji Salami, while going to her site on the Oru-Awa Road in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area and the brutality meted out to some residents of Ketu-speaking villages in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in their communities.

Amuzu, said such meeting should involve all security agencies in the state, saying that the meeting should discuss how to nip in the bud, the menace of Fulani herders in the State before it degenerates into self- help as witnessed in Oyo State.

He noted that there had been few skirmishes between Fulani herders and farmers within the State, as well as a great influx of Hausas into the State, stressing that there is need for government to be pro-active and ensure they live within the rules and regulations of the areas they found themselves, as enshrined in the nation's constitution.

Amuzu advised Governor Abiodun to take seriously the issue of security of lives and properties and not wait till it gets out of hands, saying "much is expected from the governor as the Chief Security Officer of the State". 

"The bandits are here in Ogun State terrorising our people.  They are in Odeda here. Those in government should stop playing politics of receiving favour from Abuja and protect the lives of our people. Anyone who commits any crime should be treated as criminals by the government, leaving out their ethnicity and occupation. Infact reporting them as Fulani or herdsmen is merely reducing the issue, they are either bandits, armed robbers or kidnappers," he said . 

Pointing out that the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir alleged to be an accomplice and a receiver of ransom for kidnapped victims have moved to Ogun State, after the unrest in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Amuzu said it was the responsibility of the State government to put in place security measures that will reduce the palpable fears of the people.

He noted that, any Nigerian can live in any part of the country, but advised that it was not out of place for the government to ensure profiling, Close Circuit Television, (CCTV) and other security measures in monitoring activities of the people.

No comments:

Post a Comment