The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has come out to say he should be held totally responsible for the recent attack on people of Igangan, Oyo State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Governor Makinde made the statement while making an on-the-spot assessment of the attack in the town which is located in Ibarapa North local Government Area of the state.
He said “I should be held accountable. I am responsible for this and will do everything within my power to make sure that it will not happen again.”
“I beg of you; give us the opportunity to come back and rebuild things and put a more solid architecture such that you will be able to go to farms and do whatever you want to do without fear.”
He further stated that he would empower local security guards and vigilantes in order to secure the area.
“I have told your chairman that all the vigilantes and security guards, the government will be responsible for them. This is your government, please give me the opportunity to do the needful so that a meeting like this would not come up again.
“I urge you to give me that chance to make the issue of insecurity here become a thing of the past. Don’t take laws into your hands. We have identified where there are hitches. We are supposed to be going to our farms by now because of the favourable weather. But hold me accountable, I have nowhere to go.”
“I believe there are some certain things we put in place, which we think would work but unfortunately, they did not work. Please, give me some time, everything will be resolved.”
There have been reports of killings, kidnapping and attacks in the area in recent times. In the latest attack about twenty persons were reported killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The Governor has however, promised the people of the town, that such an incident would not happen again.