Home News IGANGAN: Stop Clapping For Makinde, Ibarapaland Hasn’t Known Peace In Two Years...

IGANGAN: Stop Clapping For Makinde, Ibarapaland Hasn’t Known Peace In Two Years — Muraina Ajibola Tells Kinsmen

2710
0

A federal lawmaker, Muraina Ajibola, has reacted to the gruesome killings of his constituents by fulanis in Igangan, one of the towns in his constituency.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leader, who spoke after visiting families of those who were killed, assured that he would do all within his power as a lawmaker to get justice for his people.

Google search engine

OYOINSIGHT.COM had reported how, few days after Governor Seyi Makinde’s visit to the town, Fulani herdsmen, who are suspected be on a reprisal, killed more than 20 indigenes of the town.

This newspaper had reported how Sunday Igboho, after the gruesome murder of Dr. Fatai Aborode in December 2020, issued an eviction notice to Seriki Fulani, who was alleged of been accomplice of kidnappers terrorizing Ibarapaland.

Only last week, Makinde, while on project commissioning to mark his two years in office, had said Ibarapa people can now sleep with their two eyes closed following measures his government has put in place after the incident.

But Saubana, as Ajibola who is representing Ibarapa Central/North federal constituency for a third term, said his kinsmen didn’t tell Makinde the truth when visited.

According to him, “Despite the fact that the serious insecurity challenges continued till May this year, the Governor of Oyo State came to Ibarapaland last week and said that the Ibarapas can now sleep with both eyes closed. Instead of standing up and speaking the truth – that it is not so, the Ibarapas there were clapping and applauding. If outsiders are playing politics with our lives and livelihood, the rape of our women and the killings of our illustrious sons, the depletion of our financial resources by ransom payments, should we also – true sons and daughters of Ibarapa – join them in this? No. The right to security of lives and properties is guaranteed.”

 

WE ARE WITH YOU IN THIS STRUGGLE AND DIFFICULT TIME : HON AJIBOLA MURAINA ASSURES CONSTITUENTS.

Hon Dr Ajibola Muraina was at Igangan on Sunday June 6th, 2021 to visit and commiserate with his constituents: residents and people of Igangan, the morning after a dastardly attack by Fulani bandits and herdsmen left an unconfirmed number of indigenes dead and the palace of Asigangan, the Oba of Igangan as well as other personal properties and business premises burnt.

The federal lawmaker was a first responder whose call mobilized the security agents (soldiers whose presence he had earlier facilitated), however much damage been done by the criminal elements.

While addressing his people at Igangan, Hon Muraina assured them that he would do all that is in his power to ensure that justice is served on the criminals and that the victims and their families are compensated, even as he had petitioned the Presidency recently.

Furthermore, the Member, House of Representatives, Ibarapa Central/ Ibarapa North at the 9th House of Representatives in appealing to his people who gathered as he paid a condolence and empathy visit to the Asigangan said, “We should not play politics with the security situation in Ibarapaland, it is something we should put our minds together and speak with one mouth rather than following those who see the security challenges as opportunities to play dirty politics rather than exhibiting genuine desire for a strong security architecture “

He continued, “Once I was called about the incident early this morning, I alerted the soldiers (earlier stationed in that axis) and they responded quickly to stem the tide of carnage intended by the criminal assailants. Let us thank them. Those who called me early this morning to inform me and who later confirmed the presence and response of the soldiers are amongst us here”

Hon Muraina concluded, “Since two years ago, our predominantly agrarian people cannot freely go to their farms and they have remained largely unemployed as a result of the serious security challenges. Despite the fact that the serious insecurity challenges continued till May this year , the Governor of Oyo State came to Ibarapaland last week and said that the Ibarapas can now sleep with both eyes closed. Instead of standing up and speaking the truth -that it is not so, the Ibarapas there were clapping and applauding. If outsiders are playing politics with our lives and livelihood, the rape of our women and the killings of our illustrious sons, the depletion of our financial resources by ransom payments, should we also – true sons and daughters of Ibarapa – join them in this? No. The right to security of lives and properties is guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution. We should courageously demand for our rights at all times and from anyone who owes us a duty no matter how highly placed. This is my take. “

Signed

Olubunmi Sodipo
S. A. Media
June 6, 2021.

Previous articleRumpus Over Promotion Exams For Federal Permanent Secretaries
Next articleNCC Chair, Wife Become Fimogboye, Yeye Fimogboye Of Igboholand

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here