- Osun state governor, Aregbesola, has been urged to work with other governors to stop the incessant killings by suspected herdsmen in the country
- The Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, made the call during a courtesy visit to the governor
- The monarch stated that the killing of innocent citizens has to stop in every part of the country
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has been called upon by the Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, to work with his colleagues to stop the incessant killings by suspected herdsmen in the country.
The monarch also urged the federal government to take necessary steps that would strengthen security in every part of the country, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng notes that he made the call during a courtesy visit to Governor Aregbesola at Government House, Osogbo, at the weekend.
He said: ”I want you to mobilise your colleagues in the Nigerian Governors’ Forum to address the issue of insecurity in the country and do something to stop the unwarranted killings by herdsmen in Benue, Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Edo and other parts of the country.
“It is unfortunate that this is going on in our land, we want something to be quickly done as soon as possible so that Nigerians can know peace because people are being swallowed by cattle in the land.
“The bloodletting is too much in the land and the nation is bleeding, we want a stop to this. The killing of innocent citizens has to stop in every part of this country."
In his response, Aregbesola assured the monarch that government was working towards solving the issue of insecurity in the country.
He said: “I want to assure that government is not folding its arms as to the security situation in the country, we are pained about what is going on and I want you to know that the last National Executive Council meeting was devoted to discussing a way out of the current security challenge in the country."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Oba Ewuare II of Benin placed each returnees from Libya, on three months salaries, as confirmed by a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Desmond Agbama, in the ancient city on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Oba Ewuare was said to have announced this when he hosted the Libyan returnees in his palace.
Apart from the allowances, Oba Ewuare Foundation would provide the necessary tools/facilities for those who had gone through the various skills acquisition programmes.
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