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  • Updated: January 30, 2024

Oyo Assembly move to curb incessant attacks in state zones

Oyo Assembly move to curb incessant attacks in state zones

The Oyo State House of Assembly has maintained that it will leave no stone unturned in curbing the menace of  attacks and killing  of innocent citizens by Fulani herders in Oriire Local Government and other parts of the State.

The Lawmakers unanimously made the  declaration while reacting to a motion sponsored by the Honourable member representing Oriire State Consistency,  Hon. Johnson Ogundele. 

While presenting the motion, Hon. Ogundele maintained that two incidents of attacks and killing of innocent people by Fulani herders occurred within a spate of nine days in Oriire  Local Government , describing the incident as inhuman and barbaric in a civilized world like ours.

Citing example of the evil act perpetrated  by herders in Ogbomosho communities, Hon. Ogundele said “I have visited the victims in the Hospital for on the spot assessment and it is disheartening to inform the House that one of the victims,  Mr.Amusa Kareem got his left hand cut off completely by the herders”

The Honourable Speaker of the house, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, who presided over the plenary stated that the leadership of the House will meet and work out measures to curb the menace of insecurity in the State. 

“To tackle the challenges, there is need to engage the various state and local security agencies , Monarchs, farmers and other relevant bodies at the various  zones in the state to map out  way forward.”

The House, however urged  the Ministry of Justice and all Security agencies across the State to see to strict enforcement of Oyo State Open Rearing and Anti – Grazing Law under Omituntun 2.0 in addressing the menace and reoccurrence of attacks on citizens by Fulani Herders.

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