Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has expressed sadness over killings of innocent residents of Igangan in the Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo State by suspected Fulani bandits.
Penpushing reports that, the traditional ruler in a statement signed by his Director of Media and Publicity, Bode Durojaiye, described the burning of the palace of Ashi of Igangan community as a taboo, stressing need that concerted efforts towards addressing the challenges of peace and security must as a matter of urgency and topmost priority of the government and relevant stakeholders.
The statement added that, the monarch lamented that Nigeria’s ethnic, sectional and religious diversities ought to serve as source of national unity, cohesion and integration, noting that it has over the years constituted serious threat to peace, security, and national development.
Penpushing further reports that,the royal father however urged security agencies to employe native intelligence services in a bid to effectively tackle critical security challenges confronting the country.
“Security of any country is critical for the development, economic prosperity and democratic principles to thrive, hence the critical issue is the way a country deploys its strategic security responses to protect the citizens”,he emphasised
Penpushing also reports that, it is recalled that scores of residents of Igangan community were in the early hours of Sunday killed, while several houses including the palace of Ashi of Igangan set ablaze by the attackers
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