*deploys men to praying grounds across Ibarapaland
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State chapter of the Oodua peoples Congress (OPC) Iba Gani Adams faction on Monday asked Muslims in and across the state to be security conscious and observant at the praying ground during the Tuesdays Eid El Kabir prayers.
The state OPC Coordinator Comrade Rotimi Olumo gave this advice in a statement issued by him, made available to journalists in Ibadan.
Comrade Olumo stated that there is the need for all and sundry in the state particularly in Ibarapa area of Oyo state to be extra vigilant before, during and after the Eid El Kabir festivities.
He declared that already, Oodu Peoples Congress in Oyo state has put in place necessary security strategies towards ensuring the safety of the people of Oyo state and Ibarapaland during and after the Eid El kabir .
Specifically, Comrade Olumo said OPC has put necessary measure to curb activities of killer herdsmen and bandits in and across Oyo state and that Iba Gani Adams has directed him to deployed OPC members to each praying ground in ibarapa land.
While wishing Muslims faithful happy Eid-El-Kabir celebrations, the Oyo state OPC Coordinator condemned the last Friday bloody clash between men of the Nigeria customs and smugglers in ibarapa land, adding that OPC will not tolerate such action again.