Chief Sunday Dare, Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has condemned the increasing plague of insecurity in Ibadan, and other areas of Oyo State.
This is following the altercation that occurred at Iwo road on Wednesday, which led to the loss of lives and property.
Protesting traders took the corpse of one of the victims, Rahman Azeez who was reportedly stabbed to death, to the Governor’s office at Agodi Ibadan.
Contained in a statement released by his office, Sunday Dare condemned the disgraceful activities of thugs and miscreants, whose activities have remained untouched by the government.
Dare said the State, which enjoyed peace and security during the administration of Governor Makinde’s predecessor, is gradually slipping back into a breeding ground for thuggery and hooliganism.
“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” he said.
Dare also consoled the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate situation, asking God to grant them the fortitude to bear the painful loss