The Oyo State government has set up a taskforce to look into the spate of killings, kidnappings and crisis between herdsmen and farmers in the Oke-Ogun area. The state commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun who disclosed this yesterday in Ibadan, explained that the task force was set up by Governor Abiola Ajimobi after the various meetings held with farmers, herdsmen, traditional rulers, security agencies and other stakeholders. According to him, the taskforce has visited the zone to ascertain the present situation of things in the area.
Arulogun said that the government has mandated security agencies in the state to beef up security around the state and improve on their intelligence gathering, stating that these efforts have been yielding positive results with the arrest of some suspected kidnappers by the security agencies. He said that the increase in surveillance by the security agencies had doused the tension in the area, assuring that the state government will continue to provide adequate measures to ensure that lives and properties are secured in the state.
“The security situation in the state is not as bad as being portrayed by some mischievous individuals. The breach was more from external than internal persons. Our administration is known for peace, safety and security. “This is evident in the 4-Star rating as a Well Qualified State to help foreign and domestic investors given by the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)