According t report reaching oyogist.com, the Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Chief Adebayo Adelabu has described the recent killings and destruction of properties of people in Igangan as an unfortunate incident capable of aggravating the ethnic crisis in the state and the country at large.
According to Femi Awogboro, one of the Media Aides to Chief Adelabu, he said his Principal is so much concerned about the unfortunate development in Igangan and the entire Ibarapa land. Adelabu charged the State Government and the security operatives to be more proactive rather than reactionary in their response to security challenges in the state.
“It is high time the Oyo State Government stepped up its strategies toward improving the security architecture in the state and ensure effective synergy among all the security outfits. The State and Nigeria at large are currently facing security challenges which deserve collective efforts of all”, Adelabu stated.
The 2019 Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Congress said the attack on Asigangan Palace and some other places could be preventable if the security operatives and state government acted promptly on the classified information at their disposal.
While admitting that even though, security challenge had been a nationwide issue, Adelabu said Oyo state had always been, in a way shielded for some years especially during the Ajimobi’s administration. The various unfortunate security lapses have been pronounced to an abominable level in the past two years, precisely since the commencement of the current administration. This can’t just be a mere coincidence but a non-partisan fact that points to the non-challant attitude of the Seyi Makinde led government in the handling of security issues in the state.
To buttress this point, he emphasised the fact that recent events in Igangan and environs should have earned the entire Ibarapa zone a special security attention, probably this attack on Igangan could have been prevented coupled with the intelligence report of planned attack as recently mentioned by the head of the Amotekun corps.
“This singular attack on Igangan has vindicated the All Progressive Congress party and other stakeholders in the state who had condemned the security architecture and strategy of the present government”, he emphasised.
“I will therefore appeal to the state government to immediately organise a security summit and call for help from all, as this should not be politicised as innocent lives are involved”, he concluded