BY ABISOLA OLUREMI
All agitations of aggrieved parties in the Ibarapa Crisis will be addressed with a view to restoring peace to the affected comunuties.
The assurance was given by some key Stakeholders in the ongoing effort to ensure restoration of peace into the Oyo communities of
The stakeholders including traditional leaders, political office holders, security officers, farmers and community leaders converged on igangan in ibarapa on Sunday to meet with all the warring parties
They stressed the need for peaceful co existence among all residents of the community irrespective of their ethnicity to enhance.
The aggrieved farmers who alleged the Fulanis of series of killings, banditry and kidnapping however called for justice.
The Seriki Fulanis of igbo ora and eruwa in response to all the allegations pleaded with the farmers to allow them stay back in Oyo state with a promise to work together with the farmers at ensuring peace in the area.
Evidences including documents and pictures of those that were killed, maimed, kidnapped and raped were presented to the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko.
Traditional leaders in the areas maintained that the situation would have been curbed if the Fulanis had adhered to instructions on peaceful cohabitation.
Governor Makinde who was represented by his Special Adviser on Security, Mr Fatai Owoseni urged the parties not to allow the crisis degenerate to ethnic crisis but should rather fish out the criminals perpetrating evils among them.
Engr Makinde pointed out that accusing fingers was pointed to only one Seriki Fulani and not at the entire Filani clan.
In her contribution, the Oyo State Commissioner of police, Ngozi Onadeko assured all parties of thorough investigations into all allegations with a promise to bring anyone found guilty to justice.
Onadeko added that a consultative forum would be put in place in the state to address insecurity issues.