OkeOgun Security Threat: Security Agents Local Vigilante And Hunters Groups Combed Old Oyo Forest Reserve Arrest Five Suspected Kidnappers.
In a bid to protect security of lives and properties in Oke Ogun, Chairman of Orelope, Olurunsogo and Irepo local government joint security initiative has began to yield positive results.
According to a media release made available to sunrisebulletin.com and signed by Ayankunle Emmanuel Ayankolade
Information Officer Olorunsogo Local Government, noted that the strategic combing of the old Oyo government reserve by security and local vigilante corps was successful as some criminal elements were arrested.
The statement reads in part ” Rising from a joint security meeting held in the office of the Area Commander of the Nigerian Police, Igbeti Area Command, in Igbeti, the Headquarters of Olorunsogo Local Government, it was observed that the bombardment and strategic combing of the Old Oyo Forest Reserve by security agents and the local vigilante was successful as five suspects were arrested alongside another one caught with human parts in his possession, as the onslaught continues.”
The statement also commended Engr. Seyi Makinde for his prompt intervention in addressing security challenges in the affected areas “All praises went to Engr Oluseyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, for his quick intervention to ensure that the kidnappers fail in their bids to make the Old Oyo Forest Reserve their hideout and avoid the gory tale of insulgency.’
The statement also expressed gratitude to traditional rulers and other stakeholders “While thanking our traditional rulers for their steadfastness and giving kudos to Local Government vigilante groups, OPC, Vigilante Group of Myetti Allah, ASAKAYE GROUP as well as local hunters, the Area Commander, ACP Adedeji Taiwo, thanked Hon. Adediran Abdul-Lateef SANTANA, Hon Chief Ayantunde David Ayandeyi , Hon. Adesola Yaqub TASOOLO, Chairman Irepo Olorunsogo and Oorelope Local Governments respectively, for providing necessary logistics for the success of the strategic security engagement.
Among dignitaries who were in attendance include the chairman Egbe Omo Igbeti Toro (Hon. Alawode Fasina) Chairman of Ifelodun Omo Igboho (Mr. Azeez Aderoju), chairman Kisi Progressive Union (Alhaji Jimoh Aderibigbe) as well as Hon. Saidu Baba Ahmed ( Member, Kwara State House of Assembly representing Banni axis), Alhaji Abubabakar Jinji ( chairman, Oyo State Myetti Allah), CSP Tajudeen Olawuwo ( DPO Oorelope Local Government ), SP Akanbi Lateef (DPO Olorunsogo Local Government) and SP Adeniyi Lawal (DPO Irepo Local Government)
Meanwhile The Area Commander, has called for calm as all hands are on deck to ensure that all the bandits and cattle rustlers are flushed out of the forest and equally thanked the good people of Olorunsogo, Oorelope and Irepo Local Governments, for keeping faith with security agents and the leadership of the various Councils.
He also directed that in case of emergency and distress, the general public in the areas should please call 08033025240, 08057743709 or 08034659714.