Amotekun faults fresh claims of herders/farmers violence in Ibarapa

Operation Amotekun

Commandant of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.) says Ibarapa Local Government Area is safe and free of killers and kidnappers.

Oyo State Government had deployed 200 Amotekun operatives in Ibarapa to checkmate the crisis between locals and herdsmen.

“These operatives will launch missions to rid the forests of criminals. They will be presenting daily reports of their activities to me in the short run and periodic reports in the long run,” Governor Seyi Makinde had said.

Olayanju, in a statement on Monday, said he would personally lead anyone interested in taking a tour of parts of Ibarapa earlier hit by herders/farmers crisis.

According to him, farmers and the law-abiding people in the area are going about their businesses without molestation.

The Amotekun leader also denounced some audio and video posts on social media, which tend to raise what he called “clearly unfounded alarms” about the Ibarapa security situation.

“I am in Aiyete and I’ve been moving around Ibarapaland freely, no one has reported any adverse security issue to me.

“No security challenges observed in Ibarapa Central and North contrary to rumour been peddled,” Olayanju said.