We Will Prevent Reoccurrence Of Violent Attacks On Igangan, Other Communities In Oyo State – Gov Makinde

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Governor Seyi Makinde during an inspection of the border posts in Oyo state on Thursday

*visit Igangan to condole with families of victims ,  on the spot assessment


By; AYO AKAMO, Ibadan


Oyo State Governor , Engineer Seyi Makinde has declared that the state  government is determined to  do everything possible to prevent a reocurrence of violent attacks on Igangan and other communities in the state.
Speaking on Tuesday during a visit to Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area to commiserate with the families of last weekend’s attacks in the town, the governor said he is ready to do everything within his powers to safeguard the lives of residents of the state by empowering  local security guards and vigilantes  in addition to other measures taken to ensure that insecurity becomes a thing of the past in Ibarapaland.
Already, he hinted that Oyo state government has been able to identify the areas where there are lapses, and that the people should give his government the opportunity to address the situation and put in place the right architecture that will enable them to return to their normal lives without fear.
“I have told your chairman that all the vigilantes and security guards, the government will be responsible for them. This is your government, please give me the opportunity to do the needful so that a meeting like this would not come up again.  I urge you to give me that chance to make the issue of insecurity here become a thing of the past. Don’t take laws into your hands. We have identified where there are hitches”, he said
The governor added, ” we are supposed to be going to our farms by now because of the favourable weather. But hold me accountable, I have nowhere to go. I believe there are some certain things we put in place, which we think would work but unfortunately, they did not work. Please, give me some time, everything will be resolved.”
Promising that his government would work through the sad situation together with the people of the community, Governor Makinde said ” it is the last time such a bad occurrence would take place in Igangan.
” It is not a situation where there is any magic we can do. We have to work through this and work together through it. But I promise you, this is the last time anything like this will ever happen here. It is a promise I am making to you, and it is a promise I will come through with.Please, don’t take laws into your hands. I urge all the families that lost their loved ones to this attack, because sometimes, emotion can really be high. Please, give us the opportunity to resolve this and make this place better for you”.
Governor Makinde maintained, ” you must have seen the Light-up project we embarked on. We are doing it for us to be able to see everywhere, whether it is day or night. Well, there are people who don’t want good for our state and country at large, but I believe that God will show us mercy”.
“Once again, I beg of you; give us the opportunity to come back and rebuild things and put a more solid architecture such that you will be able to go to farms and do whatever you want to do without fear. But I should be held accountable. I am responsible for this and will do everything within my power to make sure that it will not happen again.”

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