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 identified whereas confirming to DAILY POST the latest protest in opposition to molestation by Fulani herdsmen by residents of Otan-Ile city.
She revealed that the preliminary rigidity has been doused including that the Divisional Police Officer, Ibokun has been to the palace of the normal 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 acknowledged that the unhappy and avoidable growth is what the individuals had 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 occurring in Obokun State Constituency. I, due to this fact, name on the Federal and State Governments together with all safety companies to assist safe our communities and rescue our individuals 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 difficulty.
“I’m utilizing this chance to name for calm and enchantment to our individuals to stay peaceable as safety companies proceed to do the whole lot inside their powers to maintain our group secure.”
A group member, Magbo Christian Chikezie acknowledged that each one the individuals needed was to be secure as the vast majority of them dwelling within the city had been farmers.
He additionally complained that the king has not acted accordingly to guarantee the city’s individuals 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 accountable for the taking pictures.
“They went and reported the case to the police and so they got here and began arresting individuals on the farm, and people on the best way 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 individuals bought offended 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 in opposition to alleged molestations from Fulani herdsmen.
College students and pupils of public colleges within the city boycotted their lessons so as to be part of the protest.