The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, has assured residents of Otan-Ile in Obokun Native Authorities Council Space that he’ll make sure that peace returns to the city completely.
That is as he additionally promised that the Nigerian Police will work within the curiosity of the city and make sure that justice is served.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola made this recognized whereas confirming to DAILY POST the current protest towards molestation by Fulani herdsmen by residents of Otan-Ile city.
She revealed that the preliminary stress has been doused including that the Divisional Police Officer, Ibokun has been to the palace of the standard ruler and after a gathering with the involved events, peace has lastly been achieved.
In the meantime, the member representing Obokun State Constituency within the Osun State Home of Meeting, Adewumi Adeyemi had earlier condemned the violent actions of the herdsmen and recommended the bravery of the youths and girls who had trooped out en masse to peacefully to specific their grievances.
In a press launch he personally signed, the legislator said that the unhappy and avoidable improvement is what the folks have been dealing with.
In his phrases, “Profound and daring steps should be taken to rescue the state of affairs. The protest is sending a message of survival, peace, and security.
“Recall that this isn’t the primary time that is taking place in Obokun State Constituency. I, due to this fact, name on the Federal and State Governments together with all safety businesses to assist safe our communities and rescue our folks from being casualties of banditry, kidnapping amongst others.
“I’ve contacted some leaders together with members of the traditional city the place I assured them of the federal government’s intervention to resolve the problem.
“I’m utilizing this chance to name for calm and attraction to our folks to stay peaceable as safety businesses proceed to do every thing inside their powers to maintain our group protected.”
A group member, Magbo Christian Chikezie said that each one the folks wished was to be protected as nearly all of them residing within the city have been farmers.
He additionally complained that the king has not acted accordingly to guarantee the city’s folks of their security and douse the stress.
Chikezie disclosed that it began when a Fulani herdsman was allegedly shot someplace and different Fulanis claimed that an individual from Otan-Ile was liable for the capturing.
“They went and reported the case to the police they usually got here and began arresting folks on the farm, and people on the way in which to farm on the orders of the king.
“Every of the arrested individuals was bailed with N30,000 and the king nonetheless insisted that they need to pay the Fulani for damages.
“That is the place the folks bought indignant that sufficient was sufficient.”
DAILY POST remembers that on Wednesday, twenty eighth of April, 2021, residents of Otan-Ile took to the streets of the city in protest towards alleged molestations from Fulani herdsmen.
College students and pupils of public faculties within the city boycotted their lessons with a purpose to be part of the protest.