Igangan Indigenes In Abeokuta Write Gov. Makinde Over Herders Crisis - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Igangan Indigenes In Abeokuta Write Gov. Makinde Over Herders Crisis

ABEOKUTA - Igangan indigenes residing in Abeokuta have called on governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state to order immediate prosecution of suspected Fulani herdsmen arrested over the attacks on farmers in the town.

The indigenes under the auspice of Igangan Community Development Association, Abeokuta Chapter, also asked the security agency to profile the arrested suspects of reported cases of farmers/herders clashes in ibarapa axis of the state.

Chairman of the association, Alhaji Jamiu Badmus, who made the call while addressing newsmen in Igangan, says the indigenes living outside the town are now worried over the safety of their people and properties.

Badmus explains that despite the intervention of the state government and the security agencies some of those allegedly fingered over the attacks are yet to be questioned.

For instance, the association chairman says the seriki Fulani in igangan, Alhaji Abdulkadir, among others are still walking freely in the society.

According to him, some of the suspects are allegedly threatening of reprisal attacks while Seriki is seeking a return to the town.

The association chairman also called on the Governor and the security chiefs to as a matter of urgency carry out a full scale and comprehensive audit of what led to the unfortunate incidents.

While commending Makinde for the deployment Amotekun to the area to combat criminals and maintain law and order, all the victims, Badmus demands that the families of the victims must be heavily compensated.

He, however, warns that despite that every Nigerians can leave at their preferable locations in the country and the hospitality of Igangan residents, return of seriki to the town will truncates the relative peace and normalcy which is gradually been restored.

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