Akinwande Urges Gov. Abiodun To Resolve Killings In Ogun West By Herdsmen - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Akinwande Urges Gov. Abiodun To Resolve Killings In Ogun West By Herdsmen

ABEOKUTA - The Founder, Gbenga Akinwande Foundation, Engr. Gbenga Akinwande has called on Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state to find lasting solutions to the rampaging herdsmen attacks and killing in Ogun state.

Engr. Akinwande in a letter addressed to the Governor on Monday, a copy obtained by THE ENCOUNTER NEWS noted that, the call became necessary following two separate events of herdsmen and soldiers brutalization and attacks of residents of the state at Ubeku village in Yewa north LGA and Oru  community in Ago-Iwoye over the weekend respectively. 
Akinwande noted, "Every Ogun indigene is particularly irked that this level of lawlessness happened under your leadership when you are doing all to secure the Gateway state. Such action carried out by the Fulani's herdsmen and soldiers did undermine your authority as the Governor of our dear state, particularly under a constitutional democracy like ours in Nigeria".

 Akinwande stated that those uniformed men, in the case of Ubeku village might not be real soldiers. 

This, according to him calls for serious concern that the residents of Ogun state are in imminent danger, if such condemnable act goes unpunished.
According to Akinwande, "The issue of herdsmen attacks and killings in Yewaland in particular has been going on now for a while, and it is prolonged because law enforcement agencies have failed to take any concrete action to stem the tide. There are extant laws to apprehend or curb the activities of these killers’ herdsmen and prosecute perpetrators.  Failure to take urgent action to curb the activities of these killers’ herdsmen might lead to grave insecurity and instability prevalent in the north western part of the country at the moment, considering the fact we are a border state".

He advised Governor Abiodun to take urgent action now to roll back the trend and restore peace and tranquility in earnest.
Akinwande further advised Governor Abiodun to  act swiftly because according to him, a leader that is unable to protect and secure has failed in his constitutional responsibility of protection of lives and properties 


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