Killings: Retool Oyo security architecture - Buhari Minister, Dare tells Makinde


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare has advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to immediately revamp security architecture of the State.

Dare, who hails from Ogbomoso, noted that the need to reshuffle the security architecture of the State was necessary in order to find lasting solutions to the security challenges the state was currently experiencing.

Saga Gist reports that Oyo State is currently experiencing security breaches occasioned by increased rate of armed robberies, kidnapping, street fights, cult clashes and killing of innocent citizens by herdsmen.

Saga Gist recalls that about twenty people were recently killed during an attack on Igangan in Ibarapa North Local government area.

Also, no fewer than fifty-seven people had been kidnapped in the state in the last three months.

This is in addition to various cases of armed robberies and street fights that have been witnessed in the state in the last few months.

The latest crisis erupted at Iwo Road area on Wednesday. The crisis resulted into the death of Mr. Rahman Azeez, a graduate of Lead City University, Ibadan.

Our correspondent gathered that the crisis started as a result of fight between members of the Oyo State Park Management System and some mobile phone sellers.

Dare in his reaction decried the increasing spate of insecurity in Ibadan and other parts of the state.

He advised Makinde to without waisting more time, prioritize security of the State.

Dare in a statement on Friday, further urged Makinde to shake up the security architecture of the State.

He said, “Oyo State is very dear to me, the progress of Oyo is always on the top of my priorities, that is why the unsettling news of insecurity consistently being reported from Oyo State bothers me.

“Only a peaceful State can enjoy development, only a peaceful state can progress.

“I want to implore Governor Makinde to take charge of the issue of security and put it on the top of his priority list.

“The loss of lives that happened at Iwo road yesterday could have been avoided. The security architecture of the State needs to be revamped and shaken up.”

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