INSECURITY: Federal Government Responsible For Security in Oyo, Others, Says ADP

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on to the APC led administration under President Mohammad Buhari to keep up with their end of the bargain by securing lives and properties of its citizens especially in states where illegal migration, animal rustling, kidnapping and terrorism disguised as animal herding has become the norm of the day.

In a press statement issued by the Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, ADP insisted that the APC led federal government should live up to the expectation bequeathed to the party and stand up to protect all Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic background.

While charging President Buhari to be up and doing, the party urged him not to be too lackadaisical with the security structure of the country and watch while every part of the country crumble by insecurity as such won’t be a good legacy, after expiration of his tenure come 2023.

In a similar call by the party over the mass immigration and invasion by some Jihadist extremists who were reported to be camped at the border town of Oke-ogun in Oyo state, the party accused the government of doing nothing and watching as their continued invasion festered on, degenerating into communal clashes.

According to ADP, activities of bandits and other criminal elements, terrorizing, kidnapping, killing and maiming innocent residents, around Oke-Ogun, Saki, Ibarapa and others, is becoming unbearable, adding that this had led to series of protests by the people in those areas.

ADP opined that this continuous clashes amongst locals and Fulani invaders has called for immediate and drastic synergy between the Federal Government and Oyo State government, to be able to tackle the growing insecurity in the affected areas head on.

The party also charged critical stakeholders in the South-West zone, “not to allow but totally reject what appears as the importation of insecurity to the region, call for more support for Amotekun Corps, who have been helping in their own ways to flush out these criminals.”

ADP advised politicians, especially those in South-West APC to avoid politicizing the insecurity in the area, calling on them to work hand-in-hand and avoid abuse or blame-game, as everyone was a victim of the circumstances of insecurity.

The party, while speaking against the backdrop of successes recorded by the Amotekun security outfit recently, due “to their gallantry in confronting some bandits and militias in the forests, where they were reportedly camped, and said to have been terrorizing, killing farmers and other innocent people across South-West states,” argued that if the security situation in every part of Nigeria should be critically examined, the outcome as usual, would be a sad tale, due to the nation’s weakened security architecture.

The party commended the Amotekun initiative, tagging it as praiseworthy project which is aimed at supporting the Federal Police in combating crimes, but noted quickly the need for operational synergy amongst them, just as it frowned at a reported case of controversy “where Amotekun apprehended some criminals in Oyo State, but police in the same state refused to detain them for further investigation.”

“The reports of kidnapping in Lagos, Ekiti, Kogi, Benue, Ogun, Ondo, Niger, Kaduna, Enugu and other states, have continued to lead to heightened tension. Unfortunately, people have been blaming the governors who are not constitutionally empowered to summon police and other security agents to perform magic.

The statement concluded by stating the obvious role of the presidency in raising the morale of security operatives in the country.

“While the efforts of our security agents must be commended, there is need for the president to holistically review their operations and introduce new tacts, compensations and other ideas, that will make them be more effective.”

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