SOS ON SECURITY :OBARO LEADS DELEGATION TO OHINOYI OF EBIRA LAND, ACTING CHAIRMAN, KOGI TRADITIONAL COUNCIL
On account of the disturbing gale of kidnappings suddenly regaling the length and breath of Okunland , HRM Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi on Wednesday 27th instant led a powerful delegation of traditional rulers across Okunland to the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland who is the current Ag. Chairman of Kogi State Traditional Council.
As the head and spokesman of the delegation, the Obaro lamented and bemoaned the tragedy that has pitiably engulfed Okunland as a result of the invasion of herdsmen and the concomitant spike in kidnapping, raping, destruction of farmlands ,despoiling of crops and outright attack of farmers.
The Obaro stressed that at this critical time when farmers were supposed to be preparing for the new farming season,farmers were now mortally afraid to go to their farms because of these , strange ,aggressive and destructive killer herdsmen.
To worsen the situation, he noted that more of these miscreants were still daily pouring in from different directions fully armed and the people are I’ll equipped to handle the situation.
He urged his host as the Ag. Chairman of Kogi State Traditional Council to intervene at multilateral levels to stem the tide of the malady.
In his response the Ohinoyi sympathised with the delegation and promised to pursue the case at higher quarters.
He confirmed the emerging dastardly scenario could spell famine not only to Okunland but the State in general. He further advised the people in Okunland to be extra vigilant and to bring up untoward cases to the attention of the security agencies.
It was the concesus of the gathering that the Kogi State governor , Alhahi Yahaya Bello had all along shrewdly and adroitly handled security matters in the State ; but with the new security challenge , more beefing up of security was pertinent and desirable.
The delegation also included the Olujumu of Ijumu , Oba of Oranre, Oba of Gbeleko , Oba of Okebukun and other top traditional rulers of Okunland.
High chief Joseph Ojo Oshagbemi
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