Olufemi Olaniyi, Ibadan
THE people of Igangan community in Oyo State have expressed gratitude to Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, for his efforts towards liberating the community and Ibarapa people from the insecurity created by criminal herdsmen.
The community also lauded Governor Seyi Makinde, Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu; Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko.
The Chairman, Igangan Community Council, Mr Segun Okedeji, and President, Igangan Development Advocates, Mr Wale Oladokun, said in a statement on Wednesday that the heroic struggle led by Igboho had given the people respite.
Indigenes and investors in the community were constantly terrorised and plundered by herdsmen, who subjected them to living in perpetual fear.
But the confrontation of Igboho with the Seriki Fulani in the area, Salihu Abdukadir, drew attention to the plights of the people, which led to a concrete promise to improve security in the area.
The statement read, “We, the entire people of Igangan community in the Ibarapa North-West Local Council Development Authority, in conjunction with the chiefs and the entire youths of Igangan, under the umbrella of the Igangan Development Advocates, wish to express our unalloyed appreciation to Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho, for his historic and heroic action towards restoring peace in Igangan and Ibarapaland.”
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