Insecurity In Oyo : Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear – Sunday Dare Tells Makinde
Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has urged the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde to seek help from states and non-state actors and stop reacting out of fear that his political status is being damaged.
Mr. Dare in a statement on Monday following clashes between herders and residents of Ibarapa said the herdsmen crisis in Oyo State is a serious test of the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde
He implored the governor to be more proactive and decisive in handling the situation.
Makinde had earlier ordered the arrest of Yoruba activist, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, Igboho who asked Fulani herders to leave the Ibarapa area of Oyo state.
Mr. Dare statement read :
“For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our beloved state degenerated. Troubling accounts about killings, kidnappings, and herdsmen versus farmers conflicts abound,” he said.
“Like all the people of Oyo State, I expected the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to act prudently but with reasonable dispatch to quell the security situation before it got out of hand. We all waited for proactive steps and responses from the state authority certainly in vain.
“Governor Makinde seems to be paralysed by fear regarding this important security situation. This is the first serious test of his leadership of the state.
“Instead of tackling it, he has retreated. His policy has not been proactive enough to resolve the issues so that security of lives will be guaranteed and our people spared the mournings over dead ones. Instead, his policy has been to act as if nothing was happening in forlorn hope that all would simply go away as if it were a bad dream.”