Aggrieved youths in Oyo State have stormed Governor Seyi Makinde’s office to register their displeasure against the constant killings by criminal herdsmen in Ibarapaland, Oke-Ogun and other parts of the state.
The youths are also demanding the release of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in prison on the order of the court at the State Secretariat at Agodi.
The protesters, who are mainly from Ibarapaland stormed the Secretariat where the Governor’s Office is located at around 10:40am to register their displeasure.
It was gathered that the three OPC members were part of the vigilante groups that captured the dreaded Fulani herder in Ibarapaland, Iskilu Wakili. They were later charged with murder and arson and were remanded in prison.
According to The PUNCH, one of the organisers of the protest, Oladiran Oladokun, who is also the Converner of Igangan Development Advocates, said; Wakili terrorised the people for so long and despite their refusal to arrest him, the OPC members and others risked their lives to arrest the septuagenarian herder but they were detained by the police on the same day.
Oladokun said, “We are here to protest the arrest and remand of the three OPC members in prison. These men are heroes, they risked their lives to arrest Wakili who has terrorised the people of Kajola, Ayete and other villages.
“They went to Wakili’s place and arrested him but the police turned against them and detained them. This is a bad signal to Nigerians on security issues.”