The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, has appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to, as a matter of urgency, inaugurate a security trust fund for Ibarapa.
Ogundoyin made this disclosure while speaking at an emergency security meeting held on Sunday.
The Speaker, who currently represents Ibarapa East in the House of Assembly, noted that this is necessary in view of security challenges the area has been witnessing.
NAIJALOADED recalls that Ibarapa, which has three local government areas; Ibarapa North, Ibarapa East and Ibarapa Central, had in the last few months witnessed a series of security breaches.
Several innocent citizens have been killed as a result of kidnapping, killings and attacks by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in the area.
Makinde reacts as gunmen invade Igangan, kill scores
Our correspondent had yesterday reported how some gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded Igangan town.
About 11 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the attack.
Ogundoyin has however said that it is now time for Makinde to inaugurate a security trust fund for the area.
The Speaker, while speaking at the meeting held in Ayete town, maintained that the meeting was meant to assess the situation in the area.
He maintained that this will let him know the cause of the attack, put security operatives on red alert and put other urgent measures in place to forestall further attacks.
He added that there is increased tension in the area.
He alleged that the traditional institution has been desecrated by the suspected Fulani herders.
“I think this is the time for me to again appeal to our God chosen Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde to help inaugurate a Security Trust Fund for Ibarapaland as it is obvious that the security operatives do not have the wherewithal to curtail these increasingly complex crimes in our zone.
“There is increased tension in Ibarapaland as we speak. This latest attack was yet another unprovoked assault.
“This is a well orchestrated attack on our people by blood sucking vampires whom we accommodated and who are now bent on sending us out of our fatherland. This is sad. We need to be more united than ever before to face these rampaging bandits and blood thirsty evils.
“Our zone is under siege to say the least. Our people were murdered in their sleep and their properties destroyed.
“Our traditional Institution has been desecrated by the suspected Fulani herders. Or how do we explain the burning down of the palace of the Asigangan of Igangan. This is odd and tormenting.”