Herdsmen Crisis: Makinde Deploys 200 Amotekun Operatives To Ibarapaland

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Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has ordered the immediate deployment of 200 operatives of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, to Ibarapa Local Government Area, over the Fulani herdsmen crisis in that area of the state.

In a statement on Wednesday, the governor said the decision followed a meeting with security agencies and stakeholders in Igangan, Ibarapaland, which had in attendance, the recently appointed Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko.

“We have resolved to redeploy 200 members of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun to kidnapping/banditry hotspots in the state, especially in the Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun zones.

‌“These operatives will launch missions to rid the forests of criminals. They will be presenting daily reports of their activities to me in the short run and periodic reports in the long run.

“In the next few weeks, we’ll hold town hall meetings and community outreaches, bringing together residents and security agencies to talk about any issues of immediate concern and how they can be resolved through dialogue and more effective community policing,” the statement read.

Recall there has been a crisis in Ibarapa with fingers pointed at Fulani herdsmen allegedly perpetrating various crimes in the area.

Making the news, in relation to the crisis, since last week is a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, who issued a seven (7) day ultimatum to the herdsmen to vacate the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

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