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Ibarapa Youths Demand The Release Of Detained OPC Members

Ibarapa youths, on Monday, stormed the State Secretariat at Agodi, Ibadan, demanding the unconditional release of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), who were arraigned by the police after apprehending Iskilu Wakili, the Fulani warlord.

The youths by the protest expressed their displeasure against the incessant killings of their people and the destruction of their farms by criminal herdsmen.

Reports revealed that the protesters, armed with placards with various inscriptions denouncing the killings, kidnappings, rape, and massive destruction of farms and other atrocities, stormed the Governor’s Office around 10:40 am on Monday, March 22, 2021, to register their displeasure about the security issues in the area.

One of the organizers of the protest, Oladiran Oladokun, while speaking to the press stated that Wakili terrorised the people for so long, adding that despite their refusal to arrest him, the OPC members and others risked their lives to arrest the septuagenarian herder but they were detained by the police on the same day.

Oladokun added that the arraignment and remand of the three OPC members was a signal to many Nigerians that security agencies cannot be trusted.

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“We are here to protest the arrest and remand of the three OPC members in prison. These men are heroes, they risked their lives to arrest Wakili who has terrorised the people of Kajola, Ayete, and other villages.

“They went to Wakili’s place and arrested him but the police turned against them and detained them. This is a bad signal to Nigerians on security issues,” Oladokun said.

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