Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The Onigboho of Igboho in Oke-Ogun axis of Oyo State, Oba John Bolarinwa, on Tuesday said that traditional rulers across Yorubaland are currently working hard with other stakeholders to end insecurity and the growing crime rate in the land, adding that the challenges will end soon.
Penpushing reports that the monarch stated that series of meetings are being convened to find solutions to insecurity in Yorubaland, considering the danger it posed to the life and property of the people.
The monarch, who was just upgraded to a beaded-crown wearing king while speaking in an interview with journalists during a thank-you visit to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, noted that series of meetings bothering on the state of the nation, with particular reference to the South-West, were held recently at the palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi’.
Penpushing further reports that, the traditional ruler said that Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa zones of Oyo State, which were the epicenter of banditry and kidnapping, would rise above the challenges that were being faced soon.
“It is the duty of traditional rulers to join hands together to end insecurity and brigandage. We, traditional rulers, held series of meetings. We even went to the palace of the Ooni in Ile-Ife.We held security meetings. The Obas in Yoruba land discussed the situation in the country and I know that sooner than later, there will be peace’, he stated.
“In Oke Ogun, we held a meeting on insecurity at the palace of the Okere of Saki. The meeting was on the way forward but we cannot open the lid on the details of our discussion at the meeting because of the sensitive nature of security matters.”
The monarch however prayed for peace to reign in the land, expressed gratitude to the Olubadan for his hands of fellowship to the people of Igboho and the roles that he played towards his upgrade as a beaded-crown wearing king.
Penpushing also reports that the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji in his welcome address prayed for peace in Yorubaland, Oke Ogun and Nigeria as a whole.
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