Oyo CP meets stakeholders over alleged invasion of armed bandits in Oke-ogun


The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Joe Enwonwu, has held meetings with traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo State over alleged invasion of bandits and farmer-herder clashes.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state Mr Gbenga Fadeyi, said the police command had an agreement with stakeholders in the various communities on how to jointly combat the suspected criminals. It added that an accord had also been reached by both farmers and herders to prevent future clashes.

Apart from traditional rulers, other stakeholders including heads of other security agencies, religious leaders, council chairmen, leaders of Myetti Allah cattle breeders group, Police Community Relations Committee members, farmers, vigilantes, hunters and leaders of Hausa communities also attended the meeting.

Enwonwu spent the outgoing week meeting all stakeholders in the vast communities to build a joint action against criminals and build peace between farmers and herders.

Aare Gani Adams had on Thursday alerted that suspected terrorists had invaded Kishi area of Oke-Ogun, adding that they were already terrorizing the community. He said they occupied a portion of the vast forest reserve in the area.

Residents of the community also confirmed the claim.


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