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Oyo Assembly seeks implementation of summit’s resolutions to curb insecurity



Rising from its Yoruba language plenary yesterday, the Oyo State House of Assembly has urged the state government to implement the various resolutions reached at the end of the South-West security summit held in Ibadan recently.

The House also implored the state government to prevail on the various security agencies in the state to beef up security in every nook and cranny of Oyo State to reduce crime especially the rising cases of kidnapping and ritual killings witnessed in some parts of the state.

These were parts of the resolutions of the House while deliberating on a motion on the need to bring an end to cases of kidnapping and ritual now rampant in Oke-Ogun, Oyo, Ibarapa and other parts of the state.


The motion was jointly sponsored by Mustapha Olawale (Kajola), Peter Ojedokun (Ibarapa Central/Ibarapa North) and Isiaka Tunde (Oyo East/Oyo West).

The plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, equally called on the heads of various security agencies in Oyo State to work as a synergy in ensuring that perpetrators of kidnapping and ritual killings are not only apprehended but also prosecuted to serve as deterrent to other criminally-minded individuals across the state.

Ogundoyin noted that it was unfortunate that many residents of Oyo State and indeed Nigerians are worried because of the spate of kidnapping and ritual killings in the country, and charged security agents to be more proactive in tackling the menace.

“It is high time we tackle the issue of kidnapping headlong as the ugly act seems to be on the increase, especially among people identified as foreigners,” the speaker said.

Besides, the House equally recommended the use of various vigilance groups in local councils across Oyo State to complement the efforts of security agencies at ending the activities of kidnappers and ritual killers.

While also calling for the full implementation of the Oyo State Kidnapping Prohibition Law of 2016, the House made passionate appeal to all socio-cultural groups in the state to map out ways of tackling the issues of insecurity in Oyo State.

The other lawmakers, who decried the porous nature of the nation’s borders and charged government to lighten security in all the borders to reduce the influx of foreigners into the country, implored the Federal Government to further give necessary support to the security agencies to enhance their activities.

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