(PHOTOS): Insecurity: Ogbomoso Residents Stage Peaceful Protest
Some residents of Ogbomoso have demanded for action from government over insecurity.
Naijanewshub.com.ng gathered that some residents of Ogbomoso through a peaceful protest on Monday demanded for quick government intervention over the insecurity state of the town.
Naijanewshub.com.ng learnt that the peaceful protest followed the recent abduction and killing of a hotelier, Mr Gbenga Owolabi, and Racheal Opadele, a 500L student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), residents of Ogbomoso town in Oyo State, have trooped out in their large numbers to protest and call the attention of government to the worsening security situation in the town.
The peaceful protest which was championed by Ogbomoso Consultative Council and Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum started at Takie, moved round the town and later converge at Soun Ogunlola Hall.
The protesters displayed placards with various inscriptions such as “Come to our rescue before we start self defense,” “Allow us to defend ourselves,” among others.
At the rally, traditionalists, members of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Agbekoya, vigilante and other groups said they are ready to give it wherever it takes to stop criminal activities in Ogbomoso and its environs.
A representative of the traditional heads mogajis, and chiefs while addressing the crowd, said they are taking necessary steps on the issue.
He also urge residents to coperate with OPC, Amotekun and other indigenous security agencies in their efforts to combat crimes in Ogbomoso.
Some of the personalities who adressed the crowd include Imam Ile Yoruba, AIG Sheu Babalola (Rtd); AIG Ajani (Rtd); CAN Chairman, Ogbomoso;Representative of Chief Imam of Ogbomoso; Iyaloja of Ogbomoso, Lamiju Alao Akala and among others.
In their separate remarks, they said efforts are going underneath to improve on the security of lives and properties in the town, urging residents to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement to the appropriate authority.
While addressing the crowd, President of Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum, Rev Peter Olaleye, said: “Our ancestors are brave and bold, they were never conquered by any war not even the dreaded fulani war, we will never allow any intruder to take over our land. Enough is enough.”
Some of the protesters said they want the government to fish out the killers of the hotelier and LAUTECH student as well as abductors of people in the town.