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Oyo State Commissioner of Police Must Go, Gani Adams Insists

The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams has again urged the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to urgently redeploy the Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Mrs.Ngozi Onadeko, for effective security of the state.

The recent call came barely two weeks after the Aare Onakakanfo had charged the IGP and the police service commission to look into the security situation in the state, including the various criminal activities of Fulani herdsmen that had taken over Ibarapa and its environs.

Iba Adams made this known in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, while playing host to a delegation of all Ibarapa indigenes led by Chairman of Ibarapa Hunters in Oke-Ogun, Alhaji Bilau Dare.

The meeting held at the Omole phase 2 residence of the Aare Onakakanfo was in swift response to the growing spate of insecurity in
Ibarapa and its environs.

Speaking shortly after the meeting, Adams,said the meeting was to respond to the various security challenges in the area,adding that the delegation came to give an update on the security situation in Ibarapa and its environs.

Aare Adams expressed displeasure at the way the Oyo state CP handles the security situation in the state, adding that the reports at his disposal indicate that the killer Fulani herdsmen are still on rampage in the entire Oke Ogun, pointing out that the call for the redeployment of the CP became imperative in order to forestall further crisis in the area.

“From the reports available to me today, I think the call for the redeployment of Oyo CP is long overdue.It is long overdue because nothing seems to have changed since the kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili was arrested and handed over to the police”.

“It is sad that nothing has really changed.Up till today,cases of kidnappings and killings still continue unabated. That is to show that the CP has lost grip of the state. I said it the other time that Oyo state is too volatile for a gentle cop and everybody can see it now that the police boss cannot handle the security situation of a crises- prone state like Oyo,where crimes rate on a daily basis are very high and ridiculous”.

“So I am appealing to the new acting Inspector General of Police,Usman Alkali Baba to listen to the cries of the people of Ibarapa who could no longer go to their farms and live their normal lives because of the fear of being kidnapped or killled by herdmen.All available evidences showed that the CP cannot handle the security challenges in the state “

Meanwhile, the Chairman of hunters in Ibarapa, Alhaji Bilau Dare said the group came to visit the Aare Onakakanfo in order to find a lasting solution to the security situation in the state.

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