…Assures Invaded Communities of NPF’s Commitment to Uphold Peace
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc embarked on a familiarization tour/threat assessment of Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones of the State.
The two day tour started on Tuesday 15th – 16th September, 2020, where he assessed the alleged invasion of armed bandits and the incessant crisis between herdersmen and farmers.
According to a statement signed by the Force’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, the Commissioner visited the Area Command Headquarters, Eruwa where he met with stakeholders from Ibarapa East LGA Eruwa, Ibarapa Central LGA Igboora, Ibarapa North LGA Ayete, including Ibarapa North West LCDA Igangan.
The CP sought for collaboration of all stakeholders with the Police to flush out criminal elements that are bent on disturbing the peace of the Ibarapa area.
“He equally met with Heads of farmers/herders including the Seriki Fulani/Hausa and heads of Myetti allah on the need to avoid incessant clashes as a result of destruction of farmland and retaliation of killing cattle. He directed that, the DPOs to ensure the farmers/herders enter into agreement to be drawn up by the O/C Legal, so it will be legally binding on the parties”, the statement read.
At Oke-Ogun, the CP assured communities present of the steadfastness of the police to maintain and ensure peace in Oyo State.
The familiarization/security assessment tour equally took the CP to Igbeti Area Command, where he had stakeholders meeting with the Onigbeti of Igbeti HRM Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi Afesegbejo III, Iba of Kisi HRM Oba Moshood Aweda Arowoduoye II, representative of Onigboho of Igboho land, Chairmen of Olorunsogo LGA, Igbeti, Oorelope LGA, Igboho, Irepo LGA, Kisi and other critical stakeholders including Heads of sisters’ security agencies within the area, PCRC, religious leaders, Community/youth leaders, the Serikis, Heads of Myetti allah, farmers/herders representatives. The meeting was all conclusive and fruitful.
Top on the agenda was the alleged invasion of the old Oyo National Park by bandits. Suggestions and workable strategies were put in place not only to checkmate the alleged invaders if they exist, but to permanently flush them out of the National Park.