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Seyi Makinde reveals new security strategies of Oyo state

…states compensation for farmers, victims of bandits and kidnappers and affected pastoralists

…govt to deploy 200 Amotekun officers to Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa zones

…govt to conduct town hall meetings and community oureaches, document of foreigners, enforce anti grazing law and launch missions to get rid of criminals in forests in conjunction with police and operation burst

Today, the executive governor of Oyo state, Governor Seyi Makinde, in a series of tweets gave account of a security meeting he had with CP Ngozi Onadeko of Oyo state in attendance.

He unveiled strategies already decided by the government of Oyo state through in conjunction with federal security agencies like Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Army to curb insecurity in the hotspots of Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa zones.

The governor further unveiled plans to pay compensations to victims of kidnapping, banditry and cattle rustling.

It reads

“ Following the meeting held with representatives of Igangan, Ibarapaland which was attended by security stakeholders including the recently appointed Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, our administration has come up with a security strategy for that zone. Deployment of Additional Operatives of the Amotekun Corps”

“ We have resolved to redeploy 200 members of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to kidnapping/banditry hotspots in the state, especially in the Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun zones. Enforcement of Existing Laws
We will continue to enforce the Oyo State Open Rearing and Grazing Regulation Law, 2019. This law also regulates the activities of herdsmen in Oyo State.We have directed the Amotekun Corps to continue collaborating with ‘Operation Burst’ and local vigilante groups in enforcing this law.You will recall that in the security meeting of south west governors and other stakeholders two days ago, it was agreed that open grazing be banned in the entire south west zone.Collaboration with Federal Security Agencies”

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“ Our administration will continue to support the police and other federal security agencies posted to the state in the discharge of their duties.We are aware that some farmers have been killed and/or lost their livelihoods to criminal trespass and damage by pastoralists. And so, the State EXCO is considering the possibility of compensation payments to families of victims or victims who can prove their claims.We have started the process of prosecuting all suspects arrested for criminal activities in Ibarapa and the Oke-Ogun zones of the state in connection with the ongoing tensions in the area. Let me thank residents of Oyo State who complied with the directive to remain peaceful, and call on all residents to stay vigilant and always contact the security agencies empowered by law to deal with security issues.”

“We remain resolute in our commitment to protect the lives and properties of residents of our dear state.”

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