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Ibadan Mogajis Decry Uncontrollable Influx Of Strangers To City

To Set Up Committee Of Top Ex Security Men That Will Advice Govt.

Chiefs, family heads (Mogaji’s), Baales in Ibadanland have called for necessary actions to curtail the influx of strangers to the ancient city.

This was contained in a Communique issued at the end of their meeting which was held on Thursday 9/6/2022 at Ibadan house, Oke Aremo, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The custodians of culture at the meeting raised alarm over influx of strangers from neighboring African countries following recent attack at a Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state, which led to loss of many life’s.

The Chiefs, Mogajis, Baales under the agies of Ibadan Compound Peace Initiative said the call became necessary considering risen insecurity across the nation particularly in the southwest.

They explained that there was need to re-strategised concerning security of the region particularly Ibadanland,.

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The Stakeholders frowned at the influx of motorcycle riders and scavengers from Lagos majority of whom they suspected to have come from neighboring countries to ibadan without proper means of identifications.

“We reject their influx and the danger they posses to the safety of our life’s and property, they have mixed with our people by the virtue of their motorcycle and other businesses”

The Chiefs therefore said powerful security committee which consists of retired senior military personnel, police and paramilitary would be set up to give security advice in order to curtailed the exesses.

They commended Oyo State Government, security agencies for their efforts so far, urging them to do more so that insecurity can reduced to bearest minimum.

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Other issue discussed at the meeting are : Strengthen of adequate conventional and additional local security intelligent gathering along all border villages and communities, Creating of working security committee in all local govt in Ibadanland, sensitisation and involvement of all our retired Military, Police and Para military officers to assist in solving our local security challenges, and maintenance of synergies among all our traditional set up most especially the Mogajis and Baales to ensure adequate security in all our various communities and Local Govt areas in Ibadanland among others.

Those at the meeting include : The representative of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Ademola Odunade, President of Ibadan Mogajis, Chief Asimiyu Ariori, the Representatives of CCII President General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga, the convener of the initiative, Chief Dotun Sanusi, former Central Council of Ibadan (CCII) President General, Yemi Soladoye, President of Association of Baales of Ibadanland, Elder Taye Ayorinde, Coordinator of the initiative, Mogaji (Asiwaju) Nurudeen Akinade, chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo state, representative of Chief Imam of Ibadaland and the Muslim Community in Ibadanland and the representative of Traditionalist among others.

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