Nov 29, 2022

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In Oyo, Son of Former Governor Lead Protest over Insecurity –

  • Strides of protesters have flooded the streets of Ibadan, Oyo State, to protest insecurity in southwestern Nigeria
  • The protest was led by Tokunbo Ajasin-led son of former Ondo state governor, the late chief Adekunle Ajasin
  • Protesters said the gist of the rally was to alert and sensitize people to be vigilant and need to be prepared for danger< /strong>

Oyo, Ibadan – After the gruesome attack on churchgoers in Owo, Ondo State by terrorists, Chief Tokunbo Ajasin, son of the state’s former governor, the late Chief Adekunle. Ajasin has led a protest against insecurity in the southwestern region.

According to Punch newspaper, Tokunbo led other elderly residents and youth on Monday, June 13, calling for an end which prompted incessant attacks by suspected shepherds, bandits and terrorists.

During the protest, it was noted that the protesters were beginning to sensitize residents to defend themselves against the various social vices Protesters plaguing the region said a similar incident occurred in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of ​​Oyo State.

Tokunbo spoke to journalists about the protest and criticized the federal government for Complacency and inaction enough to end the situation.

He said:

“Why will the federal government recruit pardoned Boko Haram members into the army and ext ways that they don’t sympathize with their terror group? There are many youngsters with no connection to terrorist groups or criminal record who should be recruited.

“Apart from that, driving the criminals out of the forests can be done with the help of devices like drones and other devices that end, there must be seriousness on the part of everyone involved.”

Protest is intended to sensitize people, say demonstrators

The following also spoke about the protest: The coordinator of the coalition of Yoruba self-determination groups Johnson Ajilore said the reason for the protest was to sensitize people to the need to be proactive and prepared for danger.

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“We say no to these murders. Our hospitality, courtesy and tolerance should not be confused with cowardice.

“People went to church to pray and some terrorists went there and killed them. A similar incident occurred a year before the Owo incident in Igangan. They have killed many in many towns and villages in the southwest and kidnapped many more.”

Ondo Church Attack: Oyedepo Responds, Pronounces Immediate Verdict on Killers

In another development, prominent Christian cleric Bishop Oyedepo has reacted angrily to the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State on Sunday June 5.

The presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church, also known worldwide as Winners Chapel, in condemning the attack, announced an immediate verdict on the perpetrators.

Bishop Oyedepo thereby revealed the Attackers and their helpers would not escape God’s punishment.

We were locked in the church for over 20 minutes, priest speaks about Ondo attack

According to Reverend Father Andrew Abayomi, one of the priests at the church, the incident lasted about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has lamented the deadly attack and vowed not to rest until the criminals are apprehended.

Source: Legit .ng