April 15, 2024

Oyo State House of Assembly will leave no stone unturned in curbing the disgusting act of attacking and killing of innocent citizens by Fulani herders in Oriire Local Government and other parts of the State.

The Lawmakers unanimously declared this while reacting to a motion sponsored by the Honourable member representing Oriire State Contituency, Hon. Johnson Ogundele.

While presenting the motion, Hon. Ogundele maintained that two incidents of attacks and killing of innocent people by Fulani herders occurred within a spate of nine days in Oriire Local Government , describing both incident as absolutely inhuman and barbaric in a civilised world like ours.

Citing example of the evil act perpetrating by herders in Ogbomosho communities, Hon. Ogundele said “I have also visited the victims in the Hospital for on the spot assessment and it is disheartening to inform the House that one of the victims, Mr.Amusa Kareem got his left hand cut off completely by the herders”

In his comment, the Speaker of the House, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, who presided over the plenary stated that the leadership of the House will meet and look for parameters to be adopted to curb the menace of insecurity in the State.

“To tackle the challenges, there is need to engage the various State and local security agencies , Monarchs, farmers and other relevant bodies base on zones inorder to identify way forward.

The House however urged Ministry of Justice and all Security Agencies across the State to see to the strict enforcement of Oyo State Open Rearing and Anti – Grazing Law under Omituntun 2.0 in Addrressing the menace and reoccurrence of attacks on citizens by Fulani Herders.

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