*asks FG to arrest the situation
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
As the annual Oro festival kicked off in the ancient town of Iseyin, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abd-Ganiy Adekunle Salaueen has alerted that cases of kidnapping is now on increase in Ibarapa and Oke Ogun areas of Oyo state.
The Aseyin raised the alarm while speaking in his palace in Iseyin at the commencement of this year’s annual Oro festival billed to hold for 15 days.
Oba Salaudeen stressed that there is following the increasing wave of kidnapping in the areas, there is the need for the Federal Government to without wasting time arrest the increasing wave of kidnapping in the interest of Nigerians particularly those in the areas.
The Aseyin emphasized that report ofcases of kidnapping in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of Oyo state is now at its height in the said areas hence the need for Federal government to step up efforts towards containing it.
Oba Salaudeen maintained, “we laid curse on those perpetrating the heinous act and also called on the Federal government to quickly evolve solution against its spread to other areas of the State.”, he said.
Speaking further, the Aseyin stated that the flag-off of year 2020 Oro festival was used to pray for Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo state to achieve success in his strides as well as indigenes of Iseyin at home and those in the diaspora.
“We have begun the traditional, ancient Oro festival as it was done before by our forefathers, we pray for good leadership, especially in Oyo State and specifically called for God’s guide and blessings for our governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde so that he will continue with his good works”.
The Aseyin noted, “we also used the occasion to pray against those involved in social vices like kidnapping which has been reported to be incessant in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas.”
New Nigerian recalled that the age-long festival forbids women from sighting the Oro masquerade and will be celebrated in the seventh and 15th days after the day of commencement.ENDS.