*says farmers, villagers going about their businesses peacefully
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Security Network Agency Amotekun Corps on Monday declared that the entire Ibarapaland area of Oyo State is now completely safe and free of killer herdsmen and kidnappers
This was contained in a statement issued by the Amotekun Corps Commandant, Colonel. Olayinka Olayanju.(rtd) made available to journalists in Ibadan on the latest about security situation in Ibarapaland.
Colonel Olayanju (rtd) stressed that contrary to insinuation that there is still pocket of insecurity in the area, ” he will volunteer to lead anyone who is interested in taking a tour of parts of Ibarapaland earlier hit by herders/farmers crisis”.
“Anyone desirous of finding out the truth about the security situation in Ibarapaland contrary to the video/ audio being circulated in various forum can key into this opportunity.I will personally provide escorts to and from Ibadan to Igangan general areas anytime this week”, he said.
Colonel Olayanju added, “you can organise yourselves and inform me if you are interested in finding out the true position of things in Ibarapaland. I will be ready to move, just give me 10hrs headstart”.
Frowning at some audio and video posts in the social media, tending to raise “clearly unfounded alarms” about the Ibarapa security situation, Colonel Olayanju (rtd) stressed that he has been moving in and out of the area for days now, adding, ” farmers and the law- abiding people in the area are going about their businesses without molestation”,
“I am in Aiyete and I ‘ve been moving around Ibarapaland freely, no one has reported any adverse security issue to me apart from isolated case involving a fulani man said to have been killed in his house in a remote village around Eruwa in Ibarapa East on Saturday, by yet to be identified assailants”,
Colonel Olayanju stressed, ” no security challenges observed in Ibarapa Central and North contrary to rumours been peddled”, saying,”we are fully on the trail of those responsible for the said murder in conjunction with other security agencies and we assure all that the attackers and their motives will soon be uncovered.”