Gani Adams’ cry on terrorists in Kishi: No cause for alarm —Makinde’s aide
Mr. Fatai Owoseni, an aide to the Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde has assuaged the fears of the state residents following the alarm raised by the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams.
Chief Adams had, on Wednesday, raised alarm for the second time in recent times that armed terrorists have occupied Kishi and the vast Old Oyo National Park in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo made the declaration in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi.
Adams tasked the Oyo State Government, Alaafin of Oyo, stakeholders, and residents over the security of the area in question.
Adams said the occupation of the massive game reserve in Kishi and another part of Oke-Ogun was a great threat to the entire Southwest.
He said the armed criminals have engaged in kidnapping of locals, besides threatening their livelihood and access to forest resources.
He also said that children, the aged and women are the most hit by the violent activities of the armed criminal groups.
Reacting to the call, the Special Adviser on Security to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Owoseni, assuaged the fears of residents.
Owoseni advised the state residents to remain calm and not fidget and that the state government in in control.
Meanwhile, residents of Kishi confirmed the claim to The Nation that no fewer than 11 motorcyclists were attacked and kidnapped by the suspected terrorists in the town yesterday.
The residents said that the issue had prompted an emergency security meeting in the area, with a decision taken on how to address the situation.