Herdsmen Attack: OYHA Speaker Donates 15 Motorcycles to Security Outfits in Ibarapaland

The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has gifted fifteen new motorcycles to native security outfits in Ibarapaland.

Ogundoyin, who represents the Ibarapa East State Constituency, presented the motorcycles to community leaders and heads of local security bodies at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Eruwa and stated that the security of lives and properties in the Ibarapa zone is of utmost importance to him and also stated his readiness to assist every local and communally established security organization.

In his words: “We are donating these motorcycles to improve the mobility of our indigenous security personnel- Amotekun, OPC, local Hunters, vigilance groups and enhance their operation as they continue to complement the efforts of the Nigerian Police and other security agencies in securing lives, properties and our territories from bandits and criminals.”

“A peaceful community cannot be overemphasized. If our societies are not secured, who will utilize the infrastructures that we are providing as government? Who will attend the free schools or even engage in their various economic activities and businesses.”

“As these men of great courage volunteer to sacrifice their sleep, time, sweat and resources for the sake of our communities, we shall support them with all to make the task a reality in Ibarapa East, Central and North Local governments, and of course across Oyo State. With God on our side, we shall overcome the scourge of insecurity in our land”

ACP Peter Ugochuckwu, Area Commander, Eruwa Area Command, thanked the Speaker for his gift and support for the current security mechanisms that ensure the people’s and community’s safety.

While urging people to always provide the police with vital security information, he also stated that when people work with and assist the police, the community would always have peace and security.

He said, “I want our people to know that police officers have no power to kill a suspect even when caught in the act. Lots of time people have accused us openly of collecting bribes and releasing suspects granted bail by the court.”

“We will keep appealing to the community residents to come to us and ask questions when confused about how we go about our jobs so that we can maintain mutual respect and cordial relationship. We are also grateful for this prompt gesture by the Speaker, it is evident that he is passionate about the safety of his people.”

Chief Joseph Peluola, Chairman of the Eruwa Council of Elders, also spoke and expressed his delight at the Speaker’s attention and prompt response to the people’s needs.

He said, “The truth is I am highly impressed with your speedy response. We were suggesting seven bikes, then you promised ten on Sunday evening and today you donated fifteen. Thank you and God bless you.”

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